NIcholas Hoult Will Play J.D. Salinger For Danny Strong’s “Rebel In The Rye”

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will be starring in ’s biopic, , as enigmatic and reclusive author J.D. Salinger. BLOOM will be handling international sales next month at the Toronto International Film Festival, while will handle the sales in North America. Strong’s script, which he will also direct, is based on the biography, J.D. Salinger: A Life. is financing, and , and are producing alongside , , and .

The film follows the life of the iconic 20th century writer starting with his youth and following him through WWII, his early writing career, his PTSD-induced writer’s block and the epiphanies that followed. Alex Walton of BLOOM has stated, “The Catcher in the Rye is a classic coming of age story which continues to make a significant impression six generations later. The world has long been fascinated with JD Salinger, who the talented will bring to life, in this enigmatic role.”

Hoult is repped by and 42.

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This news was first reported by TheWrap.

 

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