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Mo McRae, last seen in Lee Daniels’ The Butler, has joined the cast of Wild, Fox Searchlight’s Reese Witherspoon drama being directed by Jean-Marc Vallee.
Wild centers on a young woman, who, to absolve herself of the sins of her tragic life and seek a new start, hikes a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. It is based on the book Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, written by Cheryl Strayed and published by Knopf on March 20, 2012.
The film has been described tonally to be in the vein of Into the Wild, the Sean Penn-directed drama that starred Emile Hirsch.
McRae will play a journalist for the Hobo Times who encounters Witherspoon’s character as she hitches a ride on a mountain road.
The movie is currently shooting.
McRae is currently onscreen in Butler, where he plays Black Panthers leader Eldridge Huggins. The film has grossed more than $108 million to date.
The actor, who is repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment, also recently appeared on Showtime’s acclaimed show Ray Donovan.
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