Reese Witherspoon Portrays Heroin User In Gripping 'Wild' Trailer

By Jackie Willis - July 11, 2014

Reese Witherspoon's Wild role is a far cry from her Legally Blonde days, and it could earn her a second Oscar win.

The 38-year-old actress plays Cheryl Strayed, a woman who takes a 1,100-mile solo hike as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe. The trailer cuts between her time alone in the woods and the life and family she left behind.

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At one point in the flashbacks, it's revealed that she's "using heroin and having sex with anyone that asks." Other familiar faces in what looks to be a compelling film include Newsroom's Thomas Sadoski -- who plays Witherspoon's love interest-- Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffmann and Michiel Huisman.

Wild is based on Cheryl Strayed's New York Times No. 1 bestseller of the same name, and hits theaters Dec. 5, 2014. Do you think this role could earn Reese another Oscar?



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