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We'll say this -- Reese Witherspoon sure knows how to choose 'em. Earlier this year writer/director Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right") told us that she would be writing and directing an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's "Wild: From Lost To Found On The Pacific Crest Trail" for producer Reese Witherspoon. Well, it seems the Cholodenko is no longer involved, but another strong writer is now set to tackle the material. Deadline reports that Nick Hornby ("An Education," "About A Boy," "High Fidelity") will adapt the book that tells the true story of a woman's 1,100-mile solo hike in the wake of personal tragedy, including the death of her mother and the collapse of her marriage. Despite not being experienced, she completed the journey and rebuilt her life as well. While we had heard rumblings of Witherspoon also starring in the movie, she's not attached in that capacity just yet, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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