'Wild' scenes shot in Eagle Fern Park
Llama proves unruly costar
Guess what, Eagle Creek!
Oscar winning actress Reese Witherspoon was filmed in scenes for her upcoming movie in Eagle Fern Park on Monday, Nov. 4.
Thats right, Eagle Fern Park has joined the list of filming locations for Fox Searchlight Pictures Wild.
The film is based on Cheryl Strayeds No. 1 New York Times bestselling memoir of her solo journey hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.
Nick Hornby (An Education, High Fidelity) wrote the screenplay adaptation.
A Fox Searchlight Pictures press release teased the plot with this, With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone.
Jean-Marc Valée is directing the film.
When the movie hits the theaters, watch for a scene with a llama.
We shot a wonderful scene featuring a llama at Eagle Fern Park, said Wild Publicist Toni Atterbury.
Least well-behaved member of the Wild cast so far? The llama. He moaned, he grumbled, he ate the greenery. This, in spite of the fact that he had his own trailer! Cheryl Strayed shared on her Facebook and Twitter pages.
Along with Witherspoon, Wild stars Thomas Sadoski (HBOs The Newsroom), Michiel Huisman (World War Z, HBOs Treme), W. Earl Brown (The Lone Ranger, Theres Something About Mary), Laura Dern (Rambling Rose, Jurassic Park, Enlightened) and Keene McRae (CBGB).
Shooting on location in California and Oregon, Wild also will film in Ashland and Bend. Scenes also were filmed at Glenn Otto Park in Troutdale.
In October, Portland-based media outlets announced Wild film crews were looking for tattooed, pierced and dreadlocked extras, about 200 of them.Add a comment