A Walk in the Woods stars Robert Redford as the writer Bill Bryson who, after spending two decades in England, returns to the US where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends, Katz (Nick Nolte).
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.
Also starring Kristen Schaal, Emma Thompson, Mary Steenburgen and Nick Offerman (We’re The Millers), this looks like one of thos bittersweet comedies aimed at the OAP market although it is, surprisingly, a growing market in the wake of films like The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
A Walk in the Woods is released in the UK on September 11th.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image:
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