In the wake of her mother's death, Cheryl Strayed's family scattered and her marriage was destroyed. Four years later, Cheryl made the decision to hike the Pacific Crest Trail - alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker and the trail was little more than an idea. But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone. Jean-Marc Vallée is directing the film adaptation of WILD, starring Reese Witherspoon, with a screenplay by Nick Hornby.