Robert Redford is set to return to the big screen this week as he takes on the role of writer Bill Bryson in new comedy A Walk In the Woods.

A Walk In The Woods

A Walk In The Woods

A Walk In The Woods is based on the memoir by Bryson of his time walking the Appalachian Trail, in a bid to reconnect with his homeland after spending twenty years living abroad.

The movie sees Ken Kwapis in the director's chair for his first film since Big Miracle back in 2012 - A Walk In The Woods also marks the first time that the filmmaker has teamed up with Redford.

There's just a day to go until the film hits the big screen and we have a trio of fantastic clips for you to take a look at:

We haven't see Redford on the big screen since he took on the role of Alexander Pierce in Captain America: The Winter Solider last year. We are huge fans of the actor here at FemaleFirst and it is great to see him back.

A Walk In The Woods will see Redford lead an all-star cast, as Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson, Mary Steenburgen, and Nick Offerman are all also on board.

Upon his arrival back in the United States following two decades in the UK, Bryson wants to find a way to reconnect with his homeland. Impulsively he decides to hike a section of the longest continuous footpath in the world, The Appalachian Trail, 1000 arduous miles stretching from Maine to Georgia, an expedition men half his age struggle to complete.

Fearing for his life, his wife Cathy (Thompson) refuses to allow him to do a solo trek but is unsuccessful in persuading any of his friends to accompany him. When his old buddy Katz (Nolte), a crude, overweight, recovering alcoholic, calls him out of the blue and offers to accompany him, Bryson has no choice other than to accept.

Thus begins an adventure as they encounter weird and wonderful characters and face hilarious trials and tribulations along the way. The men gamely persevere and together they learn that some roads are better left untraveled.

Redford and Nolte are two terrific actors and I really cannot wait to see them in action in A Walk In The Woods.

A Walk in the Woods is released 18th September.

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