Filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée ("Dallas Buyers Club") is set to helm "Wild" at Fox Searchlight.
Reese Witherspoon is set to star in the film adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's memoir. She plays a woman who falls into reckless and destructive behavior following her own divorce and the death of her mother.
She makes a rash decision - to hike more than 1,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. In the process she reacquires her life.
Nick Hornby is penning the script, while Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea and Bill Pohlad will produce.