Reese Witherspoon has been enjoying the great outdoors in Oregon, from Ashland to Crater Lake. She is producing and starring in the film adaptation of WILD by Cheryl Strayed. The screenplay by Nick Hornby is being directed by Marc Vallée. The film is being produced by Pacific Standard and will be distributed by Fox Searchlight in 2014.
Witherspoon, who plays Strayed, has been very excited to be portraying the author who wrote about her 1,100-mile trek following a personal catastrophe. Reese is in shape for the role thanks to daily workouts. Dressed in shorts, T-shirt, and rugged hiking boots, she is a perfect fit for her character.
Real-life Cheryl Strayed, an Oregon native, has been on location during filming and is just as thrilled. She had this to say when she saw her on the set,” Reese Witherspoon as me in 1995! Crazy beautiful amazing to see this!”.
Earlier this week, Witherspoon was seen at ‘ELLE’ magazine’s Women in Hollywood Celebration. Make-up artist Molly Stern, who has been working with Hollywood clients for 20 years, had her looking gorgeous. . That night, dressed in an orange strapless dress with ankle-strap high heel, she was a far cry from the actress seen 24 hours later toting an enormous backpack around the set.