Rebel in the Rye

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  • PG-13
Set in mid-century New York City, the biopic tells the story of J.D. Salinger (Nicholas Hoult) and the inspiration behind his creation of the American classic “The Catcher in the Rye” and its beloved lead character Holden Caulfield. read more
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Set in mid-century New York City, the biopic tells the story of J.D. Salinger (Nicholas Hoult) and the inspiration behind his creation of the American classic “The Catcher in the Rye” and its beloved lead character Holden Caulfield. The film sheds light on the events that shaped the young author, and some of the influential people who he meets in his pursuit of success – namely his mentor Whit Burnett (played by Kevin Spacey). With unwavering support from his mentor and colleagues (and with Holden always at his side) Salinger overcomes some of life’s greatest obstacles – from heartbreak to a brutal war with long-lasting impacts – eventually publishing the novel that propels him to fame. Despite the success he enjoys as an acclaimed author, we see how taxing the creative process can be, and watch as Salinger pays a very high price for his art. The film is as much about the pursuit of artistic expression and how far one will go for their passion, as it is the story of how J.D. Salinger created his masterpiece.

Original Release

09/15/2017

Cast

Nicholas Hoult Jerry Salinger
Kevin Spacey Whit Burnett
Sarah Paulson Dorothy Olding
Zoey Deutch Oona O'Neill
Hope Davis Miriam
Victor Garber Sol
Brian D'Arcy James Giroux
Lucy Boynton Claire Douglas
Caitlin Mehner Blythe Chaucer
Anna Bullard Sylvia
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Danny Strong

Writers

Danny Strong, Kenneth Slawenski

Cast

Nicholas Hoult Jerry Salinger
Kevin Spacey Whit Burnett
Sarah Paulson Dorothy Olding
Zoey Deutch Oona O'Neill
Hope Davis Miriam
Victor Garber Sol
Brian D'Arcy James Giroux
Lucy Boynton Claire Douglas
Caitlin Mehner Blythe Chaucer
Anna Bullard Sylvia
Keenan Jolliff Clay Miller
Kristine Froseth Shirley Blaney
Adam Busch Nigel Bench
David Berman Dr. Samuel Bater
James Urbaniak Gus Lobrano
Amy Rutberg Betsy Hopkins
Bernard White Swami Nikhilananda
Jefferson Mays William Maxwell
Will Rogers Herb Kaufman
Evan Hall Rory Johnson

Producers

Scott Ferguson Executive Producer
Christina Papagjika Executive Producer
Matthew Salloway Executive Producer
Ellen H. Schwartz Executive Producer
Bruce Cohen Executive Producer
Eli Gonda Executive Producer
Thad Luckinbill Executive Producer
Trent Luckinbill Executive Producer
Emma McGill Executive Producer
Jon Schumacher Executive Producer
Jason Shuman Executive Producer
Molly Smith Executive Producer
Danny Strong Executive Producer
Danny Strong Producer
Bruce Cohen Producer
Eli Gonda Producer
Thad Luckinbill Producer
Trent Luckinbill Producer
Emma McGill Producer
Jon Schumacher Producer
Jason Shuman Producer
Molly Smith Producer
Scott Ferguson Producer
Christina Papagjika Producer
Matthew Salloway Producer
Ellen H. Schwartz Producer

Editors

Joseph Krings

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