WILD To The Movies


The Oprah Book Club 2.0 pick, Wild (RH/Knopf) by Cheryl Strayed (pictured, right) is headed for Hollywood. Film rights have been acquired by Reese Witherspoon’s production company, with plans for the actress to star. Deadline just announced that author Nick Hornby has been tapped to write the script

Witherspoon has several other book-related projects in the pipeline:

  • Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl (RH/Crown).
    Withersppon is producing (The Hollywood Reporter features the author and actress together in an issue on “power authors“).
  • Mara Leveritt, Devil’s Knot:The True Story of the West Memphis Three (S&S/Atria).
    Witherspoon to star with Colin Firth.
  • John Gray, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus (HarperCollins).
    Witherspoon signed to star; may begin shooting in January (Deadline, 6/21/12).
  • Mitch Larson, Pennyroyal’s Princess Boot Camp (children’s title, to be published by Putnam; no release date set).
    Rights acquired (Deadline, 3/21/12).

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