Nicholas is young JD Salinger in Rebel in the Rye
Nicholas Hoult will be playing Nikola Tesla in this years The Current War, but the British actor will also portray a true American classic. The acclaimed and reclusive writer JD Salinger in Danny Strong’s directorial debut, Rebel in the Rye.
Hoult in the upcoming biopic is the young JD Salinger. With PTSD from the WWII, high expectations for his future career and complicated relationship with his parents, young Salinger will continue his writing under the guidance of his professor and mentor Whit Burnett (Kevin Spacey). The movie will also follow his attempts to finish his best known work Catcher in the Rye and of course the blossoming romance with Oona O’Neill (Zoey Detuch).
Sarah Paulson is Dorothy Olding, the loyal agent who supported young Salinger throughout his career and Victor Garber is playing Sol Salinger, Salinger’s father. Lucy Boynton, Hope Davis, Brian d’Arcy James are also part of the cast.
The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2017. It is scheduled to be released on September 15, 2017. This is the first trailer for Rebel in the rye.