Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and starring Reese Witherspoon, Gaby Hoffmann, Laura Dern, and Charles Baker
After years of reckless behavior, a heroin addiction and the destruction of her marriage, Cheryl Strayed made a rash decision. Haunted by memories of her mother, Bobbi, and with absolutely no experience, she set out to hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail on her own.
Director Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club), Academy Award®-winner Reese Witherspoon and Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter Nick Hornby bring bestselling author Cheryl Strayed’s extraordinary adventure to the screen.
Wilderness epics have been around since the beginning of cinema. But from the 1917 silent film, The Conquest of the Pole, to the more recent 127 Hours, nearly all have traced the paths of men far from civilization. The fact that Wild takes a different, less expected direction drew a devoted group of filmmakers. Says Witherspoon, who produced the film with her partner Bruna Papandrea, “Wild is about how a woman who thought she was completely broken found a way to reconstitute herself.”
Variety’s Justin Chang notes: “It’s no surprise that the versatile Vallée, who recently directed two Oscar®-winning performances in Dallas Buyers Club, has elicited from Witherspoon an intensely committed turn that, in its blend of grit, vulnerability, physical bravery and emotional immediacy, represents easily her most affecting and substantial work in the nine years since Walk the Line.
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Screenplay: Nick Hornby, based on a novel by Cheryl Strayed Cinematographer: Yves Bélanger Editor: Martin Pensa
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Gaby Hoffmann, Laura Dern, Charles Baker