Toronto Film Festival: Reese Witherspoon and Cast Celebrate ‘Wild’

Riding in on the positive reception from the Telluride Film Festival, the cast and creators of Fox Searchlight’s “Wild” landed at the Shangri-La Hotel Garden Terrace Sept. 8, for a convivial two-hour soiree preceding the film’s international premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.

Wild” star Reese Witherspoon, who plays a self-destructive woman who takes a solo 1,000-mile trek up on the Pacific West Trail, mingled with her onscreen mom Laura Dern and writer Cheryl Strayed — whose bestselling 2012 memoir, the basis of the film, was optioned by Witherspoon’s prodco Pacific Standard — and Brit novelist Nick Hornby, who wrote the screenplay.

Director Jean-Marc Vallee — whose previous pics, including last year’s “Dallas Buyers Club,” have all preemed in Toronto — said that while he’s not much of a hiker himself, he did join Witherspoon on one of her hikes during their time in Telluride. “It was beautiful but I could only last two hours,” he said. “The bugs were crazy.”

(Pictured: Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern at the Toronto Film Festival “Wild” reception)

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