Nicholas Hoult has joined the biopic project from ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ series scribe Danny Strong. The actor has signed up to play author J.D. Salinger in the new biopic “Rebel in the Rye.”
Strong adapted the screenplay from Kenneth Slawenski biography “J.D. Salinger: A Life,” which focuses on Salinger’s privileged youth, romance, service in the World War II, early writing successes and the triumph of “Catcher in the Rye”.
Variety reports that the biopic will “explore the life and mind of the secretive author and tell the story of the birth of “Catcher in the Rye”. It also takes on his rebellious youth, his experiences on the bloody front lines of World War II, enduring great love and terrible loss, a life of rejection to the pages of the New Yorker and his writer’s block – which led to a spiritual awakening.”
Nicholas Hoult made his breakthrough in the British film “About a Boy” as a kid, but has since appeared in big-hit movies like X-Men:First Class, Warm Bodies, and X-Men: Days of Future Past. He was last seen in “Mad Max: Fury Road” and will be seen next in “Kill Your Friends,” “Equals” and “X-Men: Apocalypse.”
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