Robert Redford is set to replace filmmaker Richard Linklater as director of the independently financed film adaptation of Bill Bryson's popular 1998 lightly comedic travel memoir "A Walk in the Woods".
Redford also produces and star in the film which involves two boyhood friends who go their separate ways and come back later in life for an outdoor adventure - a walk along the Appalachian Trail.
Nick Nolte will co-star as the other friend and the pair make wry observations about life along their journey.
Redford has overseen a number of drafts of the screenplay, which the likes of Michael Arndt and Richard Russo have worked on.
Jay Stern, Chip Diggins and Bill Holderman also produce, while shooting could begin as early as this Fall.
Source: Screen Daily