The only "bend-and-snap" moves Witherspoon does in "Wild" pertain to making campfires.     Photo: Live For Films/Google CC

Hollywood Is Turning "Wild" into a Movie

Reese Witherspoon plays PCT hiker trying to find herself

Fans of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir Wild, take note: A trailer for the movie of the same name was released Thursday. 

Reese Witherspoon plays Strayed in the movie, which was adapted from the New York Times bestseller about a woman who turns to the Pacific Crest Trail to find herself.

And Witherspoon—who won the Oscar for Best Actress for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in 2005’s Walk the Line—looks the part. Bare-faced and gritty, with a monster pack strapped to her back, her character trudges along 1,100 miles of the PCT, trying to cope with the recent death of her mother and the remnants of a destroyed marriage.  

The film, set to release in theaters December 5, also stars Gaby Hoffman and Laura Dern. Jean-Marc Vallée, who directed Dallas Buyers Club, is directing the film. 

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