With his "Dallas Buyers Club" starring
As had been previously reported,
Witherspoon will play Strayed, who after her mother's death and the end of her marriage plunges into a tailspin. Though she has no experience as a hiker, she makes a decision to hike more than 1,000 miles of the Pacific Coast Trail alone.
Besides "Dallas Buyers Club," which has sparked great interest for the dramatic weight loss of star McConaughey, Vallee previously directed the 2009 film "The Young Victoria." That film won an Oscar for costume design and a
Witherspoon was onscreen earlier this year with a small role in
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