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Reese Witherspoon to star in 'Wilde'

Posted on Dec 01, 10:17AM | IANS

Actress Reese Witherspoon will star in a movie adaptation of writer Cheryl Strayed's memoir "Wilde".

Witherspoon, 36, will also be the producer of the movie, which will be helmed by Nick Hornby and she looks excited to be part of the project, reports deadline.com.

"Nick's innate blend of humanity and humour are a perfect match for Cheryl's raw emotional memoir," Witherspoon said.

"I look forward to collaborating with both of these talented writers to create a film full of honesty, adventure and self discovery," she added.

"Wild" explores Strayed's struggle to cope after her mother's death and the breakdown of her marriage. She embarks on a challenging 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific coast to work through her issues.