The film version of Cheryl Strayed's memoir "Wild" is picking up steam:
In the book, Strayed writes of hiking the 1,000-mile Pacific Crest trail alone, compelled by grief over her mother's death, a failed relationship and a need to seek out answers.
The film has a strong literary pedigree -- in addition to the original book, the screenplay was written by
In the trailer for the book, Strayed explains that she was an absolutely inexperienced hiker when she set out. She says that by the end of the trip, she was transformed, but the transformation didn't fit into a neat arc. Perhaps the movie will allow the story to remain as messy. The trailer for the book is below:
Fox Searchlight is making the movie version of "Wild," which is being produced by Witherspoon's production company, Pacific Standard. A director has not yet been lined up for the project; filming is tentatively scheduled to begin in the late fall.