Arriving in theaters next month, A WALK IN THE WOODS is an amusing character showcase that tells the story of a couple of grumpy old pals who, in an attempt to grab what gusto they have left, decide to hike the 2200-mile Appalachian Trail. Bickering, philosophizing and getting into mischief, the two crusty oldsters endeavor to wipe one more item off their bucket lists.
Directed by KEN KWAPIS and based on BILL BRYSON’S 1998 bestselling memoir of the same name, the cast is headlined by ROBERT REDFORD and NICK NOLTE, who display a great chemistry and a fine sense of timing. While NOLTE turns in a terrific performance, it’s notable that REDFORD originally acquired the property as a third vehicle for himself and PAUL NEWMAN. Their previous collabs resulted in BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID as well as THE STING, long considered iconic films in most cinematic circles.
During a recent press conference to promote A WALK IN THE WOODS, REDFORD talked about his original plan and why it didn’t move forward at the time. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
A WALK IN THE WOODS opens in theaters on September 2.
Posted By Bob Healy