River Road Entertainment has optioned the screen rights to Joanna Smith Rakoff’s novel “My Salinger Year” says Deadline.
The story is inspired by the author’s own experiences as a college grad who takes a clerical job at the agency that repped famed “The Catcher in the Rye” author J.D. Salinger.
She soon develops an unexpected relationship with the iconic but reclusive man, becoming the barrier protecting his privacy from an adoring public.
Emma Forrest, who recently adapted her own memoir “Your Voice In My Head” for Warners, will write the script.