Robert Redford recently told the AP Wire that his next film would be A Walk in the Woods. The film is an adaptation of the best-selling 1998 Bill Bryson novel that centers on hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Redford is planning to produce, star in, and direct the film. He stated, "It'll be fun. I don't know when I've read a book that I laughed so loud. Also it's a chance to take a look at the country. ... The backdrop is pretty terrific, if you stop to think of all the visuals that are possible as they go along that trail."

Once he finishes that project, he will move onto an untitled film that looks at how Branch Rickey helped Jackie Robinson break into major league baseball in 1947. Redford said, "What Rickey had to do, what Robinson had to go through, and the partnership they had to form, that's a story nobody knows. It's just a fascinating story."