Magazine article Screen International

Jean-Marc Vallee Starts Wild Shoot

Magazine article Screen International

Jean-Marc Vallee Starts Wild Shoot

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Dallas Buyers Club director adapting true story, starring Reese Witherspoon.

Fox Searchlight Pictures has announced that director Jean-Marc Vallée began principal photography in Oregon this week on Wild.

The film stars Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon. The screenplay is adapted by Nick Hornby (An Education) from author Cheryl Strayed's eponymous bestseller.

Pacific Standard's Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea are producing with River Road Entertainment's Bill Pohlad. Executive producers are Hornby, Bergen Swanson and Nathan Ross, Vallée's producing partner.

Joining the cast are Thomas Sadoski, Michiel Huisman, W. Earl Brown, Gaby Hoffman and Kevin Rankin.

The film will shoot on location in Oregon and California.

Witherspoon will play Cheryl Strayed, who decides to hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail following a series of personal tragedies.

"I am truly honored to have the opportunity to bring Cheryl Strayed's amazing journey to life on film, and to work with Pacific Standard, River Road Entertainment, Fox Searchlight, and Reese," said Vallée.

"There is so much naked honesty to her book, so much humanity. …

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