Into the Wild is a 2007 American biographical drama survival film written and directed by Sean Penn and starring Emile Hirsch. It is an adaptation of the 1996 non-fiction book of the same name by Jon Krakauer based on the travels of Christopher McCandless across North America and his life spent in the Alaskan wilderness in the early 1990s. The film premiered during the 2007 Rome Film Fest and later opened outside of Fairbanks, Alaska, on September 21, 2007. It was later nominated for two Golden Globes and won the award for Best Original Song “Guaranteed” by Eddie Vedder. It was also nominated for two Academy Awards including Hal Holbrook for Best Supporting Actor.