After being rumored that he will take in charge of "" back in August 2005, it is reported that is indeed going to go back behind the camera once again to produce the adaptation drama. The confirmation was made by the star of "The Horse Whisperer" himself as he revealed to The Associated Press that his next project would be "Woods".
To the news agency, the Academy Award-winning American director confessed that he will be the movie's producer aside from portraying Bill Bryson, the lead character in the film. On the phone from California on Friday, January 25, the director/actor of "" also expressed his excitement saying, "It'll be fun. I don't know when I've read a book that I laughed so loud. Also it's a chance to take a look at the country. ... The backdrop is pretty terrific, if you stop to think of all the visuals that are possible as they go along that trail."