The trailer for Wild, the next movie from Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Vallee, looks like it exists to be an acting showcase for Reese Witherspoon, kind of like Dallas was for McConaughey. With a release date of December 5th, that can only be a good thing because frankly, Reese hasn't been in a decent movie since Walk the Line nine years ago. This is based on the memoir by Cheryl Strayed, who hiked 1000 miles along the Pacific Coast after the breakup of her marriage and death of her mother. With a screenplay by Nick Hornby (author of High Fidelity and About a Boy), it has all the right ingredients to be a heavy awards player, so I'm guessing that she bags her second Oscar nomination for this.