Reese Witherspoon was so moved by Cheryl Strayed’s memoir Wild: A Journey From Lost To Found that she bought the rights to adapt the film before it was even published.

She then enlisted Nick Hornby to pen the screenplay. In a recent Sun interview she said, “Nick’s innate blend of humanity and humor are a perfect match for Cheryl’s raw emotional memoir.”

Next she brought on Jean-Marc Vallée (The Young Victoria) to direct the movie, which is slated for a 2014 release. And signed on amazing actors such as Gaby Hoffman and Laura Dern (who will play Strayed’s mother in the film.)

Wild was chosen as Oprah’s Book Club selection and tells the story of her three-month, 1,100-mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, from the Mojave Desert in Nevada to Washington State via California and Oregon as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe. The story takes place when Strayed was a 26-year-old who set off on this unique journey following a failed marriage and the death of her mother.

We’re really looking forward seeing the Wild story on the big screen.

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Books on Film: Reese Witherspoon Brings Cheryl Strayed’s WILD to the Big Screen!

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