Robert Redford and Nick Nolte have released the trailer for their new film A Walk in the Woods.
The duo previously worked together on films Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1968) and The Sting(1973), and decided to team up once again for 1998 Bill Bryson book A Walk In The Woods, according to Deadline. The book chronicled the hike Bryson took with his friend Stephen Katz along the 2200-mile Appalachian Trail, which spans from Georgia to Maine.
The film boasts an impressive cast. Along with Redford and Nolte, Academy Award-winning actresses Emma Thompson and Mary Steenburgen star alongside supporting roles from Nick Offerman and Kristen Schaal, according to Breitbart. Ken Kwapis, who directed Big Miracle, and He’s Just Not That Into You, serves as the director for the film. Rick Kerb and Bill Holderman wrote the script.
Below is the official synopsis from Broad Green Pictures:
“In this new comedy adventure, celebrated travel writer, Bill Bryson, instead of retiring to enjoy his loving and beautiful wife, and large and happy family, challenges himself to hike the Appalachian Trail – 2,200 miles of America’s most unspoiled, spectacular and rugged countryside from Georgia to Maine.”
“The peace and tranquility he hopes to find, though, is anything but, once he agrees to being accompanied by the only person he can find willing to join him on the trek – his long lost and former friend Katz, a down-on-his-luck serial philanderer who, after a lifetime of relying on his charm and wits to keep one step ahead of the law – sees the trip as a way to sneak out of paying some debts and sneak into one last adventure before its too late. The trouble is, the two have a completely different definition of the word, “adventure”. Now they’re about to find out that when you push yourself to the edge, the real fun begins.”
A Walk in the Woods premiered for the first time in January at Redford’s Sundance Film Festival, and will open in over 1,800 theaters over Labor Day weekend. Watch the trailer above.
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