The first trailer for Ken Kwapis‘ adaptation of Bill Bryson‘s book, A Walk in the Woods, makes the movie look like a silly The Bucket List/Wild mash-up, but there’s something about seeing Robert Redford and Nick Nolte playing two bumbling guys trying to hike the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail that’s still fun and charming. Redford leads the film as Bill Bryson, a travel writer who opts out of retiring and chooses to hike from Georgia to Maine instead. Trouble is, he can’t go alone and the only person willing to go with him is Katz (Nolte), an estranged friend who uses the trip to bypass paying some debts.
Check out the A Walk in the Woods trailer and poster below. The film is due in theaters nationwide on September 2nd and also stars Nick Offerman, Kristen Schaal, Mary Steenburgen and Emma Thompson.
Trailer via Moviefone.
Here’s the official synopsis for A Walk in the Woods:
In this new comedy adventure, celebrated travel writer, Bill Bryson (Academy Award winner Robert Redford), instead of retiring to enjoy his loving and beautiful wife (Academy Award winner Emma Thompson), 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 (Academy Award nominee Nick Nolte), 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.