Jon Krakauer wrote a true-story bestseller called "Into The Wild" a while back. I think I read it in 4 or 5 days which is really good for me.
Sean Penn directed the screen version of the movie and shot some of it in Carthage, S.D. The stories subject Christopher McCandless gave up all of his earthly possessions in order to hitchhike to Alaska and live in the wilderness, during the journey he worked in Carthage for a while.
In the end McCandless' body was discovered in a junky bus at a remote campground in Alaksa.
The trailer is out now and from the looks of it I can't wait to see the movie this fall.