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Author J.D. Salinger was widely known for his unique story telling and his unique personality. Now the world renowned author is getting a biopic called Rebel in the Rye and here’s who will portray him…

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Nicholas Hoult (X-Men) will play the role of J.D. Salinger in the filmed based on the biography J.D. Salinger: A Life by Kenneth Slawenski.

The film will be directed by Danny Strong (Empire) and will tell the story of Salinger’s youth including his time spent in World War II, all the way to when he unintentionally became the voice of his generation with the book The Catcher in the Rye.

J.D. Salinger was an introvert and constantly put his work before anything and anyone else. If you want to learn more about the author, there’s a great documentary on Netflix simply titled Salinger.

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