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Reese Witherspoon to star in film of Cheryl Strayed's book 'Wild'
Reese Witherspoon to star in film of Cheryl Strayed's book 'Wild'

The film version of Cheryl Strayed's memoir "Wild" is picking up steam: Reese Witherspoon has signed on to portray the author. 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. Oprah Winfrey found it so compelling that she revived her shuttered book club for it. "Wild" was a 2012 bestseller. The film has a strong literary pedigree -- in addition to the original book, the screenplay was written by Nick Hornby, author of "High Fidelity" and "About a Boy." As a novelist, Hornby has had a number of bestsellers, and he received an Oscar nomination for his...

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