Rumors are swirling that Robert Redford’s next project may be “A Walk in the Woods” – based on the bestselling book by Bill Bryson.
According to the LA Times, the 74-year-old would play Bryson’s character, who decided to reconnect with mother nature (and in the process America) by hiking the entire 2,100 mile length of the Appalachian Trail. The Times declare it a comedic take on “Into the Wild” – especially since Redford’s hiking partner would be played by none other than the always unpredictable Nick Nolte. “The two have, improbably, never worked together before, and as Redford, in his mid-70s, still looks for new paths to blaze, it could fit the bill in more ways than one,” the site says.
Naturally, this is something that’s right up Redford’s ally – especially since Bryson noted the environmental destruction of many parts of the forest during his journey.
“A Walk in the Woods is not simply an out-of-shape, middle-aged man’s desire to prove that he can still accomplish a major physical task; it’s also a plea for the conservation of America’s last wilderness,” the Amazon review reads.
Count me in.