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Redford 'considering Bryson film'
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Robert Redford is reported to be considering two new film projects
Actor Robert Redford could produce and star in a film based on a book by travel writer Bill Bryson, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

A Walk in the Woods was written by Bryson in 1998, about a journey along the Appalachian Trail.

The movie has been under consideration for some time. At one stage there were rumours of a reunion with Paul Newman.

The Hollywood Reporter says Barry Levinson is discussing the possibility of directing the film.

Bryson's book is an account of his hike along the trail - much of it wilderness - which stretches from Georgia to Maine in the eastern US.

The movie would be dependent on Redford giving it script approval. But the writers' strike has delayed the production of a draft.

Redford is also reported to be considering moving ahead with another film about baseball manager Branch Rickey who helped break down the racial divide in the sport.

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