Witherspoon plays a self-destructive woman who tries to erase years of drug abuse and reckless sex with a hiking expedition.
“Dallas Buyers Club” helmer Jean-Marc Vallee directed the drama based on Cheryl Strayed’s hit memoir of the same title. The movie recounts Strayed’s 1,000-mile hike alone on the Pacific Crest Trail following years of dangerous behavior in the wake of her divorce and her mother’s death.
Utterly alone with her self-destructive thoughts, Witherspoon’s Cheryl lets out a therapeutic, ear-piercing scream in one scene.
The film also stars Laura Dern and Michiel Huisman.
“Wild” is slated for an awards season December 5 release.