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Reese Witherspoon's 'Wild,' Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' enter awards race
Reese Witherspoon's 'Wild,' Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' enter awards race

Two new films have joined this year's crop of award-season hopefuls: Reese Witherspoon's next movie, "Wild," and Jon Stewart's directorial debut, "Rosewater." Fox Searchlight has set a Dec. 5 release date for "Wild," the studio announced Monday, placing it squarely in the territory of presumptive Oscar contenders. Meanwhile, Open Road Films announced that it has acquired U.S. distribution rights for "Rosewater," which also will open in the fall. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee ("Dallas Buyers Club") and based on Cheryl Strayed's bestselling 2012 memoir, "Wild" follows the author's 1,100-mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. At 26, Strayed, who is played by Witherspoon in the film,...

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