William Hurt to Star in "The River Why"

June 26, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

According to movie site Cinematical.com, William Hurt and Amber Heard will star in the adaptation of David James Duncan’s philosophical novel “The River Why.” Production, under the direction of Matt Leutwyler, will begin in Oregon early next month. “A coming-of-age fishing tale, the film will focus on ‘a young man named Gus Orviston (Gilford) and his quest for an elusive rainbow trout, which is a metaphor for the man’s internal search for self-knowledge.’ Heard plays the object of his affection, ‘a tomboy fly-fisher,’ and Hurt plays his dad.”