has finally committed to making new movie A Walk In The Woods
, after the project was put on hold when Paul Newman
announced his retirement.
Redford had hoped the upcoming film version of Bill Bryson's book would be his third collaboration with Newman - his co-star in Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid
and The Sting
But, when 83-year-old Newman confirmed his retirement from the movie business last May - blaming memory loss and a lack of confidence - Redford halted pre-production on A Walk In The Woods
Now Redford has announced he'll produce and star in the literary adaptation, which Rain Man
filmmaker Barry Levinson
is in talks to direct.
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)