Upon relocating his family back to the U.S. after years abroad, acclaimed humorist and weathered travel writer Bill Bryson (Academy Award® winner Robert Redford) decides it's high time to explore his own country. His first order of business: trek the famed 2200-mile Appalachian Trail, much to his wife's dismay. She allows him to go on one condition - that he find a travel companion to accompany him on this ludicrous journey. The only person Bill is able to convince is an old acquaintance, Stephen Katz (Academy Award® nominee Nick Nolte), a wise-cracking recovering alcoholic and semi-reformed womanizer who is grossly out of shape and arguably out of his mind. As the two men set off into the wilderness, they encounter hilarious characters, wild animals, and life-threatening situations that will test the limits of their friendship - or end it. To be directed by Ken Kwapis and based on Bill Bryson's beloved best-selling memoir, A Walk in the Woods showcases what is sure to be an unforgettable pairing of Redford and Nolte in this hilarious and touching "coming of age" story about two men who finally discover that life is about the journey, not about the destination.