After years and years in development (it was originally planned as a reunion between Robert Redford and Paul Newman) it’s been announced that A Walk in the Woods has finally started shooting.
Along with that comes news of a few casting additions, including Nick Offerman, Kristen Schaal and Emma Thompson, who join the previously cast Redford and Nick Nolte.
The film is based on Bill Bryson’s best-selling memoir, which follows him (Redford) as he decides to hike the 2000-mile Appalachian Trail. Not wanting to go alone, he almost accidentally teams up with his long estranged high school buddy (Nolte) – a man who’s barely walked anywhere in his life. Along the way, the duo face off with each other, nature and an eccentric assortment of characters.
Ken Kwapis (He’s Just Not That Into You) is directing. He commented, “Bryson’s book is the ne plus ultra of travel memoirs. It’s also laugh-out-loud funny, and what excites me is giving two legendary dramatic actors the chance to flex their comedic muscles.”