Hoult To Play JD Salinger In “Rebel”

Nicholas Hoult (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”) is set to star as JD Salinger in the Danny Strong penned and directed biopic “Rebel in the Rye” for Black Label Media.

Based on the Kenneth Slawenski biography “JD Salinger: A Life,” the story will explore the life and mind of the secretive author and tell the story of the birth of ‘The Catcher in the Rye’. It will deal with his rebellious youth, WW2 service, love, loss, writer’s block, rejection and spiritual awakening.

Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill, Thad Luckinbill, Bruce Cohen, Jason Shuman, and Danny Strong will produce.

Source: Variety