Marc Vallee (Dallas Buyers Club), Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line) and Academy Award nominated screenwriter Nick Hornby (An Education) bring bestselling author Cheryl Strayed’s extraordinary adventure to the screen. After years of reckless behavior, a heroin addiction and the destruction of her marriage, Strayed makes a rash decision.
Haunted by memories of her mother Bobbi (Academy Award nominee Laura Dern) and with absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own. WILD powerfully reveals her terrors and pleasures –as she forges ahead on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her.
Wild is an American biographical adventure drama film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, written by Nick Hornby, and based on Cheryl Strayed’s 2012 memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. The film stars Reese Witherspoon as Strayed, alongside Laura Dern (as Strayed’s mother), with Thomas Sadoski, Michiel Huisman and Gaby Hoffmann among several others in supporting roles. The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on August 29, 2014 and was released theatrically on December 3, 2014 in North America.
Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Thomas Sadoski, Michiel Huisman, Kevin Rankin, Charles Baker, Areana Cirina
Screenplay by: Nick Hornby, Cheryl Strayed
Production Design by: John Paino
Cinematography by: Yves Bélanger
Film Editing by: Martin Pensa, Jean-Marc Vallée
Costume Design by: Melissa Bruning
Set Decoration by: Robert Covelman
Art Direction by: Javiera Varas
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, nudity, drug use, and language.
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Release Date: December 5, 2014