The New York Times has released a clip of an anatomy of a scene from Wild, narrated by director Jean-Marc Vallée. In this scene, neophyte hiker Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) is hitchhiking to reach the next stage of the Pacific Coast Trail. A passing driver named Jimmy Carter (no, not that one), played by Mo McRae, mistakes her for a homeless woman and seeks to interview her. It’s a quirky scene that is a rare light moment in the drama. Vallée describes it as the “funniest scene” in the movie and praises the script by Nick Hornby and the crew’s ... Read more
Wild: Driven to the edge by the loss of her beloved mother (Laura Dern), the dissolution of her marriage and a headlong dive into self-destructive behavior, Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) makes a decision to halt her downward spiral and put her life back together again. With no outdoors experience, a heavy backpack and little else to go on but her own will, Cheryl sets out alone to hike the Pacific Crest Trail — one of the country’s longest and toughest through-trails. Director: Jean-Marc Vallée Writer: Nick Hornby Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Thomas Sadoski, Michiel Huisman, Earl Brown, Gaby Hoffmann, Kevin Rankin, Charles ... Read more
Reese Witherspoon made her mark in Hollywood as America’s sweetheart, but she’s now trying hard to break that image. In her latest film, Wild, she’s attempting bring an edgier side to the big screen. She explained how film studio executives were the biggest hurdles to making this transition, “I’ve sat through millions of development meetings where people are like: ‘We don’t want Reese to say profanity. We don’t want her to have sex. We don’t want her to take drugs.’ I didn’t really feel the constraints of it until about three years ago, where I realized, ‘I’m not this.’ I’m ... Read more
Arnold Oceng, Kuoth Wiel and Margaret Nagle were in town for the San Diego Film Festival where they talked about their experiences on the film and working with Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon is taking a risk in her acting career. After years of playing America’s sweetheart in romantic comedies, the actress is tackling a tough role in Wild. She plays a heroin-addicted woman who backpacks on a soul-searching thousand-mile hike. Witherspoon explained how hard it has been to get a gritty role because she’s stereotyped by studios with a wholesome reputation. “You have to understand, for someone who’s been doing this for as long as I’ve been doing it, it’s like, ‘Oh my gosh, finally!’ Finally, it’s so exciting to be honest about things,” she explained. “I developed it with ... Read more
Each year Forbes releases a list of the most “overpaid” actors — in other words, actors who deliver the least amount of box office for the investment to cover their hefty paychecks. Last year the list was topped by Eddie Murphy (big surprise), who doesn’t make the list this year because he wisely decided to take a little break from movies. But this year another Saturday Night Live veteran took his spot at the top: Adam Sandler. Adam Sandler had the two biggest bombs of his career back-to-back with 2011’s Jack and Jill and 2012’s That’s My Boy, but had ... Read more
Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz and Ryan Murphy may not know what it’s like to be down-on-their-luck has-beens, but according to a Deadline.com story, that isn’t stopping them from making a movie about them.
Starring Chris Pine and Tom Hardy as two of the CIA operatives who are inseparable partners and best friends - until they discover that they've fallen in love with the same woman (Reese Witherspoon).
Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon has created the kind of unforgettable characters that connect with critics and audiences alike, making her one of Hollywood's most sought after actresses.
In Theaters: February 17th, 2011
It is difficult to bemoan the injustice some actresses suffer when collecting their paycheck, seeing that it would solve the economic crisis facing an entire school district in most cities.
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz