Kevin Spacey has joined the cast of REBEL IN THE RYE. He will star opposite Nicholas Hoult in the biopic of author J.D. Salinger. Danny Strong will direct from his own script based on the biography JD Salinger: A Life by Kenneth Slawenski.
Hoult is set to play the young Salinger while Spacey will portray Whit Burnett, Salinger’s mentor. Black Label Media is financing. Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill, Thad Luckinbill, Bruce Cohen, Jason Shuman, and Strong are producing. BLOOM is selling foreign rights while CAA is handing North American rights.
Spacey was last seen on the big screen in the dark comedy Horrible Bosses 2. More recently he has starred in the Netflix series, House Of Cards, which will bow its fourth season this March. He will also portray President Nixon later this year in Elvis & Nixon and recently signed on for the film Billionaire Boys Club opposite Taron Egerton and Ansel Elgort.
Emily J | Staff Writer