J.D. Salinger Biopic in the Pipeline

By Maryann Yin Comment

CatcherThe Weinstein Company plans to create a biopic profiling world renowned author, J.D. Salinger.

The film will focus on the period when Salinger was serving in the military during World War II up until the publication of his beloved novel, Catcher in the Rye.

Filmmaker Shane Salerno, the director behind the recently released Salinger documentary, has been enlisted to work on this movie project. Follow this link to view the Salinger trailer.

Here’s more from Entertainment Weekly:

Salinger was still a relatively undistinguished writer when he went off to war at the age of 23 and he was only 32 when Catcher in the Rye was published. But the leading role of J.D. Salinger promises to generate Batman-level interest from those Hollywood actors who count Catcher in the Rye as one of their watershed literary experiences. Intense actors like Ben Foster and Joaquin Phoenix come to mind, and you suspect James Franco would be interested.

Who would you cast as the reclusive novelist?