Reese Witherspoon is going “Wild.”
Witherspoon has signed on to star in an upcoming film based on the Cheryl Strayed memoir "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail," according to "Entertainment Weekly."
Strayed wrote about her experience of hiking 1100 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert all the way to Washington state, with the end result being described as “the anti-‘Eat, Pray, Love.’”
Though Witherspoon has primarily starred in romantic comedies like “This Means War” and “How Do You Know” in recent years, she seems to be headed into dramatic territory.
The 37-year-old star will also produce the film adaptation of the Gillian Flynn bestseller “Gone Girl,” though she has no plans to star.
The screenplay for “Wild” was written by author Nick Hornby (“High Fidelity”), who received an Oscar nomination for his first screenplay, 2009’s “An Education.” Hornby is no stranger to film adaptations, having produced adaptations of his own books in the past, including “Fever Pitch” and “About a Boy.”
Filming for “Wild” is set to get underway this fall, though the project is still in need of a director.