In Kim Voynar's most recent Telluride dispatch, she mentioned good buzz at the film fest about Into the Wild, the latest film directed by Sean Penn, which he adapted from Jon Krakauer's book. The movie is about a young man, Christopher McCandless, who graduates from college and decides to give all his money to charity and hitchhike to Alaska to live off the land. If you're wondering whether Into the Wild will live up to its buzz, you can check out a clip from the film exclusively on Moviefone.

In the clip, McCandless (Emile Hirsch) is discussing his decision to travel across the country on no money at all with another indigent traveler, played by Catherine Keener. Up until now I'd only heard about Hirsch being in the film -- no one told me Keener was also in it, and I like her enough that my interest in Into the Wild doubled after watching the clip. I hope the movie contains more of her than this one minute and change. The cast also includes Vince Vaughn, William Hurt and Marcia Gay Harden. Paramount Vantage will release the film on Sept. 21.

Kim is catching Into the Wild at Telluride and should have a review available later this week, as well as details on the Telluride panel about the film that included Penn as well as Werner Herzog. Perhaps we'll find out more about Penn's upbeat presence at the festival, which Kim described as "warm, inviting, funny and penetratingly intelligent," so don't forget to check back with us for more about Into the Wild.