Watch Nicholas Hoult as Young J.D. Salinger in First Trailer for ‘Rebel in the Rye’

By
Share:

Coming in September from IFC Films is Danny Strong’s Rebel in the Rye, about the life of a young J.D. Salinger and his personal/creative struggles during World War II. Nicholas Hoult (X-Men, Fury Road) plays the famously reclusive author, co-starring with Kevin Spacey, Sarah Paulson (as literary agent Dorothy Olding), Hope Davis, and others. The film is based on a book by Kenneth Slawenski, J. D. Salinger: A Life. The first trailer has arrived, and it’s extra angsty. Salinger’s linguistic skills came in handy during World War II. He worked in a counter-intelligence division, interrogating prisoners of war. “Salinger’s counter-intelligence colleagues would remember him as constantly stealing away to write,” Vanity Fair shares. “One recalled a time when the unit came under heavy fire. Everyone began ducking for cover. Glancing over, the soldiers caught sight of Salinger typing away under a table.” Rebel in the Rye arrives in theaters on September 15.