Reese Witherspoon coming to Oregon for "Wild"

Reese Witherspoon coming to Oregon for

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Reese Witherspoon arrives for the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ (Photo credit should read ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on October 10, 2013 at 7:27 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 10 at 7:27 AM

ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) — People with tattoos, piercings and dreadlocks have a chance to be cast as extras when the makers of the movie "Wild" come to Ashland to film a few scenes.

The Daily Tidings (http://bit.ly/15ZY9Mg) reports star Reese Witherspoon and the crew filming the memoire of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail will be shooting scenes at a local restaurant, the downtown Plaza and the post office on Oct. 22.

The movie is based on Cheryl Strayed's memoir of hiking from Mexico to Canada after her mother died of cancer. One chapter deals with a stop in Ashland, which is used to actors, being home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

City Executive Secretary Diana Shiplet says the movie takes place in the 1990s, and Witherspoon's character comes to Ashland the day people are mourning the death of the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia.

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Information from: The Ashland Daily Tidings, http://www.dailytidings.com

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