Magazine article Screen International

Nicholas Hoult to Star in 'Rebel in the Rye'

Magazine article Screen International

Nicholas Hoult to Star in 'Rebel in the Rye'

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Hoult will play JD Salinger, who rose to global fame when his 1951 novel The Catcher In The Rye was first published and became a rallying cry for disillusioned youth.

Danny Strong will directed from the screenplay he adapted from the Kenneth Slawenski biography JD Salinger: A Life.

Rebel In The Rye offers a glimpse at the life and mind of Salinger, from his rebellious youth to service in the Navy during WWII, PTSD, spiritual awakening and his eventual self-imposed isolation after worldwide fame.

Black Label Media is financing and Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill produce alongside Bruce Cohen, Jason Shuman and Strong.

"The Catcher In The Rye is a classic coming-of-age story which continues to make a significant impression six generations later," said Bloom's Alex Walton.

"The world has long been fascinated with JD Salinger, who the talented Nicholas Hoult will bring to life, in this enigmatic role. …

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