reese witherspoon wild release dateReese Witherspoon will journey from the Pacific Crest trail into awards season: Her new film, "Wild," is set for release in December.

The movie, an adaptation of the memoir of the same name by Cheryl Strayed, will open on December 5, just in time to campaign for the Oscars. It focuses on Strayed (Witherspoon), who ventured out on a solo trek filled with introspection following a series of personal tragedies.

Jean-Marc Vallee, who directed recent Best Picture nominee "Dallas Buyers Club," is helming the film. Author Nick Hornby (an Academy Award nominee for his screenplay for "An Education") adapted "Wild" for the big screen.

"Wild" also stars Laura Dern, Thomas Sadoski, Gaby Hoffman, Kevin Rankin, and Michiel Huisman.

[via Variety]

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