Robert Redford to Go Ahead With 'A Walk in the Woods'

January 28, 2008 07:44:48 GMT

The co-star of Tom Cruise in 'Lions for Lambs' is going to produce and star in the adaptation drama of Bill Bryson�s bestseller about the trial of two friends in conquering the Appalachian Trai

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After being rumored that he will take in charge of "A Walk in the Woods" back in August 2005, it is reported that Robert Redford 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 "Lions for Lambs" 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."

"Woods" is an adaptation of Bill Bryson's nonfiction bestseller which tells the story of the author's hike through the American wilderness, Appalachian Trail, with his crass, fat ex-alcoholic friend. The film is expected to be directed by "Envy" producer Barry Levinson. Another rumor concerning the film is that Redford was attempting to persuade his "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" co-star Paul Newman to play the friend, but there are no confirmation about the rumor yet.


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posted by bunyan 10 on Dec 28, 2009
---Good Grief! -Even the circle-jerks must be getting tired of these routine, predigested, hack Hollywood releases. For years now ---the only Hollywood movies really worth seeing have been ---those which aren't being made. AMEN
posted by Newman fan on Sep 15, 2009
The great Paul died just over one year ago
posted by Newman fan on Sep 15, 2009
The great Paul died just over one year ago
posted by cg on Jul 17, 2009
How old is this article? Redford wants to ask Paul Newman to co-star with him? Newman died a couple of yrs. ago. It was a good book but Bryson and his friend were around 40 when they did the hike. Redford is 71. Too old, IMHO,to play the part.

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