"A Walk in the Woods" has taken a big step forward.
The long-planned adaptation of Bill Bryson's 1998 memoir has begun production with director
The film stars
Kwapis called Bryson's book "ne plus ultra of travel memoirs" in a statement, and added, "What excites me is giving two legendary dramatic actors the chance to flex their comedic muscles."
Redford has been attached to the project for some time, and has overseen a number of drafts of the screenplay. He is producing the film with Bill Holderman and Chip Diggins. Speaking to The Times about the movie last year, he said, "'A Walk in the Woods' is the kind of movie that has something to say but can also be really commercial because it's just so funny."
Over the years, a number of different directors have taken a shot at the project, including