First Look: Reese Witherspoon Backpacking in Fox Searchlight's 'Wild'
Following the silly and disappointing action comedy This Means War, actress Reese Witherspoon has taken some less than glamorous roles on the big screen. From Mud to the recently premiered The Devil's Knot, the actress is really working her acting muscles to the max. Next year, we'll see her in Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice, but right now she's filming Wild, an adaptation of Chery Strayed's novel of the same name about a woman decides more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail all by herself in an effort to leave her self-destructive life and depression behind her. Now we have the first photo from the Fox Searchlight film already in production featuring Witherspoon hiking on the set in Oregon. Look below!
Here's the first look at Jean-Marc Vallée's Wild from Reese Witherspoon's Twitter:
Wild is directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club, The Young Victoria), written by Nick Hornby (An Education, About a Boy, High Fidelity) and based on Cheryl Strayed's best-selling book of the same name. With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. Laura Dern also stars in the film which Fox Searchlight will release sometime in 2014.