Role to role, Nicholas Hoult is making sure he keeps busy in the next year as he’s been freshly casted to star as J.D. Salinger in the drama REBEL IN THE RYE. Hoult will be portraying the legendary author who wrote the well known novel, ‘Catcher in the Rye’. Through the hardships of World War II, and having loved and lost, Salinger’s life will be remembered with great literary honor in the film to come. The biopic will not only chronicle the life and tribulations of the author, but also capture the ideas that led to the creation of his most prized books. Coming off of his latest roles in EQUALS, COLLIDE, and X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, Hoult will now be taking on the world of biopics, and hopefully it will be one for the books! (See what I did there?)
Danny Strong will be directing the film from his own screenplay adaptation of Kenneth Slawenski’s biography, ‘J.D. Salinger: A Life’. Bloom will be introducing the project to foreign buyers at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, while CAA is repping the North American rights.