Reese to star in new Nick Hornby film

Reese Witherspoon is to both star and produce a new adaption of author Cheryl Strayed's memoir

The Walk the Line actress is to collaborate with About A Boy author Nick Hornby on the project.

The new film is an adapted screenplay by Hornby about Strayed's 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific coast. 

The journey was a physical and emotional journey for Strayed which resonated strongly with both actress and writer. 

Nick's clearly delighted at the prospect of working with Reese, telling The Sun 'The fact that this chance was given to me by Reese Witherspoon… makes this project all the more exciting'.