Here’s the first trailer for Jean-Marc Vallee’s follow-up to Dallas Buyers Club. It’s an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling memoir about her 1,100-mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. Reese Witherspoon stars as Strayed, an inexperienced hiker who embarked on the trek after her marriage tanked and her mother died. Laura Dern, Thomas Sadoski, Gaby Hoffman, Kevin Rankin and Michiel Huisman co-star in the pic written by Nick Hornby. Fox Searchlight opens Wild on December 5. Have a look:
CBGB actor Keene McRae has been cast opposite Reese Witherspoon in Fox Searchlight‘s Wild. Jean-Marc Vallee (Dallas Buyers Club) is directing the drama which Nick Hornby adapted from the bestseller written by Cheryl Strayed. Witherspoon stars in the pic as Strayed, who walks the 1,000-mile Pacific Crest Trail alone in a search for meaning in her life. McRae will play Cheryl’s troubled younger brother Leif, who has a drug addiction and has trouble coping with his mother’s worsening cancer. McRae is repped by Untitled Entertainment.
Indie comedy Jimmy Vestvood: AmeriKan Hero has added a quintet to its cast. John Heard (Runner Runner), Argo‘s Sheila Vand, Deanna Russo (Being Human, Burning Love), Matt Glave (Argo), and Navid Negahban (Homeland) will join Maz Jobrani in the pic. The stand-up comic stars as a wannabe private investigator who wins a green card and moves to America only to find himself embroiled in a conspiracy to start the next world war. Jimmy Vestvood is filming in L.A. Vand is repped by Paradigm and Untitled. Heard is repped by Greene & Associates and Forster Entertainment. Russo is repped by Paradigm. Glave is repped by Greene & Associates and Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management. Negahban is repped by House of Reps and Michael Mann Management. Jobrani is a client of UTA, …
EXCLUSIVE: Maybe the Oscar nominated actress has a thing for movies with “wild” in the title. Laura Dern was in Wild At Heart back in 1990 and now she’s joining Wild with Reese Witherspoon. Dern has been added to the cast of the Nick Hornby-scripted adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling 2012 memoir. The actress will play the mother to Witherspoon’s lead. Still dealing with the death of her mother years before, drug use and a collapsed marriage, Witherspoon’s character decides to walk the 1000-mile Pacific Crest Trail alone in a search for meaning in her life. Jean-Marc Vallée, who also helmed the upcoming Matthew McConaughey-starrer Dallas Buyers Club, is directing the Fox Searchlight pic. Wild started filming last week in Oregon. Laura Dern is repped by CAA, Untitled Entertainment and attorney Kevin Marks with Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown.
Victor Garber Joins Sci-Fi Indie ‘Selfless’, Billy Porter In Talks For Barry Levinson’s ‘The Humbling’, Reese Witherspoon-Starrer ‘Wild’ Rounds Out Cast
Victor Garber has been set to co-star opposite Ryan Reynolds in Selfless, the indie sci-fi thriller from FilmDistrict and Endgame Entertainment being directed by Tarsem. The script from Alex and David Pastor centers on a terminally ill billionaire who undergoes an experimental procedure to transfer his consciousness into the body of a younger man, only to be hunted by the killers who murdered his host. Garber will play the billionaire’s longtime friend in the pic slated for a September 2014 release. He is repped by UTA and Industry Entertainment.
Billy Porter, who is continuing his Tony-winning role in Broadway’s Kinky Boots, is in negotiations to join Barry Levinson’s The Humbling. Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig, Diane Wiest and Mandy Patinkin already are aboard the adaptation of the Philip Roth novel, which is eyeing a fall start. It has a script by Buck Henry, Michal Zebede and Levinson. The story revolves around a famous stage actor in decline who is revived when he retires to his upstate New York farmhouse and takes up with a much younger woman. Porter, repped by Industry Entertainment, is also shooting a guest-lead spot for Law & Order: SVU.
EXCLUSIVE: Jean-Marc Vallée, who helmed the upcoming Matthew McConaughey-starrer Dallas Buyers Club, has been set by Fox Searchlight to helm Wild. Reese Witherspoon already is set to star in the Nick Hornby-scripted adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling memoir. Witherspoon and her Pacific Standard partner Bruna Papandrea are producing with River Road Entertainment’s Bill Pohlad. Vallee’s producing partner, Nathan Ross, will be exec producer.
Witherspoon will play 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. Searchlight execs Claudia Lewis and David Greenbaum are overseeing. Vallee is repped by Ross and attorney David Weber.