According to The Wrap, Nick Offerman, Kristen Schaal and Emma Thompson have joined indie drama A Walk In The Woods in undisclosed roles. Already set to star Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, the film is an adaptation of Bill Bryson’s best-selling memoir of the same name, and is being directed by Ken Kwapis from a script by Michael Arndt.
A Walk In The Woods will have Redford playing Bryson, who humorously chronicled his attempt to walk the 2000-mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine with a friend (Nolte), in an attempt to “re-discover America” after spending twenty years in Britain. The film is a passion project of Redford’s, as evidenced by the decade-long attempt at getting it made.
I haven’t read Bryson’s memoir myself, but have heard only good things about it. With the cast that’s currently assembled, this one has tons of potential to turn into an excellent adaptation. Nolte and Redford are acting legends, and the idea of seeing them take on a small indie movie like this with an interesting, comedic supporting cast in tow has definitely piqued my interest in the project.
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Source: The Wrap