Debut Trailer for J.D. Salinger Biopic REBEL IN THE RYE with Nicholas Hoult

REBEL IN THE RYE is a biographical drama film directed and written by Danny Strong, making his feature directing debut. It is based on the book J. D. Salinger: A Life by Kenneth Slawenski, about the life of young writer J. D. Salinger during World War II. Premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, the film stars Nicholas Hoult, Zoey Deutch, Kevin Spacey, Sarah Paulson, Brian d’Arcy James, Victor Garber, Hope Davis, and Lucy Boynton.

Set amidst the colorful backdrop of mid-20th century New York City, the story follows a young Salinger (Hoult) as he struggles to find his voice, pursues a love affair with famed socialite Oona O’Neill (Deutch), and fights on the frontlines of World War II. It’s these experiences that will inform the creation of his masterpiece, The Catcher in the Rye, bringing him overnight fame (and notoriety) and leading him to withdraw from the public eye for the rest of his life.

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