The movie will follow Salinger’s life including his rebellious youth, his experiences in World War II, and his life as a writer that eventually led to him creating the literary classic The Catcher in the Rye.
The American Horror Story actress will play Dorothy Olding opposite Nicholas Hoult‘s Salinger. Olding was Salinger’s loyal literary agent that believed in his work throughout his whole career. Kevin Spacey, Brian d’Arcy James, Victor Garber, Hope Davis, and Lucy Boynton will also star in the film adapted from Kenneth Slawenski’s biography, J.D. Salinger: A Life.
Paulson received critical praise for her performance as Marcia Clark in The People V. OJ: American Crime Story. She also starred in Todd Haynes’s Oscar-nominated Carol opposite Cate Blanchett.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer