Vallee asks Reese Witherspoon to take a hike

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Jean-Marc Vallée (“The Dallas Buyers Club”) will direct Reese ‘I’m better than the Legally Blonde franchise’ Witherspoon in “Wild”, according to Deadline.
TheNick Hornby-scripted adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling memoir tells of ”Strayed, who in the book recounted how the twin tragedies of her marriage cratering and her mother dying plunged her into a long spiral of reckless and destructive behavior. At the end of her rope, she made a rash decision: With no experience, she hiked more than 1,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. She experienced as much terror as pleasure in navigating the rough terrain but regained her mojo in the process.”
Witherspoon, next in “The Devil’s Knot”, plays the Strayed character. For her participation, Laura Jean also receives a producing credit.