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Faces & names: Offerman to take ‘A Walk in the Woods’ with Redford

Comedians Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation”) and Kristen Schaal (“Flight of the Conchords”), as well as Emma Thompson, have signed on to join Robert Redford and Nick Nolte in the indie drama “A Walk in the Woods,” an individual familiar with the project said.

Ken Kwapis is directing from a script by Michael Arndt, who adapted travel writer Bill Bryson’s memoir.

Redford will play Bryson, who chronicled his attempt to walk the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine with a friend (Nolte).

“A Walk in the Woods” has been a passion project for Redford, who acquired the rights nearly a decade ago and courted top comedy directors Barry Levinson, Chris Columbus and Larry Charles over the years.