New Trailer for J.D. Salinger Biopic ‘Rebel in the Rye’ Starring Nicholas Hoult

Nicholas Hoult-Led Biopic

IFC Films and Black Label Media have debuted a new trailer for Rebel in the Rye, the upcoming Nicholas Hoult-led biopic about the acclaimed but reclusive author J.D. Salinger.

“The film sheds light on the events that shaped the young author, and some of the influential people who he meets in his pursuit of success – namely his mentor Whit Burnett,” IFC said in a statement.

Scripted and directed by Danny Strong and adapted from Kenneth Slawenski’s affectionate biography, “J.D. Salinger: A Life,” and co-starring Kevin Spacey, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Sarah Paulson, Hope Davis, and Victor Garber, Rebel in the Rye hits theaters Sept. 15. Watch the trailer below.

Nicholas Hoult-Led Biopic

This chronicle of one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers, J.D. Salinger, begins as he embarks on his writing career and enters into a tumultuous relationship with young starlet Oona O’Neill. What appears to be a promising start to a career turns into a nightmare when the United States enters World War II. After enlisting, Salinger experiences the horrors of war across the battlefields of Europe, where he begins to pen what would become his iconic novel, The Catcher in the Rye—a work that would forever change the country and its author.

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