Reese Witherspoon to star in Nick Hornby flick

Reese Witherspoon has been chosen to star in author Nick Hornby's adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's memoir 'Wild'

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon will star in a new film penned by Nick Hornby.

The 36-year-old actress has been handpicked by the popular 'About a Boy' author - who has recently turned his hand to screenwriting - to star in the adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's memoir 'Wild', which Reese will also produce.

She commented: "Nick's innate blend of humanity and humour are a perfect match for Cheryl's raw emotional memoir. I look forward to collaborating with both of these talented writers to create a film full of honesty, adventure and self discovery."

'Wild' explores the American author's struggle to cope after her mother's death and the breakdown of her marriage. She embarks on a challenging 1100-mile hike along the Pacific coast to work through her issues, is reporting.

Nick said in a statement: "I loved Cheryl Strayed's memoir. It's moving, funny, painful and brave, and the moment I'd finished it I wanted someone to let me have a go at adapting it, because it was clear to me that it could make a wonderful movie.

"I'm thrilled to be given the chance; the fact that this chance was given to me by Reese Witherspoon, a great actress who feels exactly the same way about the book as I do, makes this project all the more exciting."

Nick is no stranger to adapting bestsellers for the silver screen; he wrote the screenplay for the 1997 film based on his debut novel 'Fever Pitch' and has since moved on to adapting others' work, namely the Oscar-nominated 'An Education', starring Carey Mulligan.

Nick is currently working on romantic drama 'Brooklyn', fronted by Rooney Mara. His own novels 'High Fidelity' and 'About a Boy' have also been made into hit films.


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