Reese Witherspoon to receive Palm Springs Film Festival award

Actress Reese Witherspoon is to receive the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) Chairman's Award.

Reese Witherspoon to receive Palm Springs Film Festival award

Los Angeles: Actress Reese Witherspoon is to receive the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) Chairman's Award.

The 38-yea-old actress is being recognised for her role as Cheryl Strayed in 'Wild' - an adaptation of Strayed's memoir about hiking 1,100 miles up the Pacific Crest Trail following the death of her mother, reported Ace Showbiz.

PSIFF chairman Harold Matzner said: "Witherspoon delivers one of her finest performances in Wild. She brilliantly brings to life the true story of Cheryl Strayed, adding yet another iconic performance to her impressive 20-year span of characters."

Previous winners of the award include Ben Affleck, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman and Nicole Kidman. It was recently announced Witherspoon will be joining Kidman in a TV adaptation of 'Big Little Lies'.

The Palm Springs International Film Festival will be held between January 2-12, 2015.

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