• The Story, The Characters – How Sean Penn became involved with the story, casting, working with the actors and the film’s visual style
  • The Experience – An overview of the production and its difficulties (many locations, Hirsch’s weight loss, etc.)

Into The Wild is inspired by the true story of Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch), a young man who abandons his life of comfort to pursue the freedom of life on the road, a quest that leads him to the Alaskan wilderness and the ultimate challenge of his life. Screenplay and directed by Sean Penn and featuring an all-star cast including William Hurt, Marcia Gay Harden, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener and Hal Halbrook, Into The Wild is “as stirring, entertaining and steadfastly thrilling as it is beautiful.” (Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal).

  Marcia Gay Harden
  William Hurt
  Vince Vaughn
  Hal Holbrook
  Catherine Keener
  Jena Malone
  Kristen Stewart
  Emile Hirsch

  Sean Penn

  Sean Penn
  Art Linson
  William Pohlad

  Sean Penn