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Nick Hornby Will Write the Screenplay for Wild

Back in March, Reese Witherspoon and her production company optioned Cheryl Strayed's memoir, Wild. Now Nick Hornby is onboard to write the screenplay, according to Deadline. In Wild, Strayed recounts her months-long solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, a trip she set out on in the wake of her mother's death, the end of her marriage, and a burgeoning heroin habit. (You might also know Strayed from her formerly anonymous, supremely moving advice column, Dear Sugar.) Hornby's not the obvious choice, but maybe all Wild needs to make the leap to the big screen is a little bit of punchy Britishness.