Sarah Paulson is set to join Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Spacey, Brian d’Arcy James, Victor Garber and Hope Davis in Danny Strong’s J.D. Salinger biopic “Rebel in the Rye” at Black Label Media.
Adapted from Kenneth Slawenski’s biography, the story will cover Salinger’s rebellious youth, the bloody front lines of WW2, enduring great love and terrible loss, a life of rejection to the pages of The New Yorker, and the PTSD-fuelled writer’s block that led to the birth of his iconic book “The Catcher in the Rye.”
Paulson will play Dorothy Olding, the agent who believed in the young Jerry Salinger from his earliest short stories and was fiercely loyal to him throughout his entire career. Paulson is coming off major acclaim for her work in FX’s “The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Strong is directing from his own script with filming now underway in New York City.