Mad Max: Fury Road and X-Men: Days of Future Past star Nicholas Hoult has been signed to play J.D. Salinger in an upcoming biopic titled “Rebel in the Rye”.
The 25 year old actor will play the lead role in the adaptation of Kenneth Slawenski’s novel “J.D. Salinger: A Life” that will be directed by Danny Strong in his debut as a director.
Strong, whose writing credits include The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 & 2, also wrote the screenplay for the drama that is set to follow Hoult’s Salinger from the The Catcher in the Rye until the author’s famous departure from the limelight.
Black Label Media is financing the project that will be introduced to international buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival.