Sarah Paulson Joins J.D. Salinger Biopic Rebel in the Rye

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Sarah Paulson Joins J.D. Salinger Biopic Rebel in the Rye

Sarah Paulson joins J.D. Salinger biopic Rebel in the Rye

Sarah Paulson (“The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”, “American Horror Story”, Carol) has joined Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men: Days of Futures Past), Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”, American Beauty), Brian D’Arcy James (Spotlight, “Mozart in the Jungle”), Victor Garber (Sicario, Milk) and Hope Davis (“American Crime,” Real Steel) in Danny Strong’s Rebel in the Rye. Principal Photography on the J.D. Salinger biopic begins in New York City.

Written and Directed by Strong and adapted from Kenneth Slawenski’s biography, “J.D. Salinger: A Life,” Rebel in the Rye is financed by Black Label Media with Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill producing alongside Academy Award Winner Bruce Cohen, Jason Shuman, and Strong. CAA is representing the North American rights with BLOOM handling international.

Rebel in the Rye is the story of the life and mind of the legendary and secretive author J.D. Salinger. Through his rebellious youth, the bloody front lines of World War II, enduring great love and terrible loss, a life of rejection to the pages of The New Yorker, and the PTSD-fueled writer’s block that led to the birth of his iconic book “The Catcher in the Rye.” 

Paulson will play Dorothy Olding, the agent that believed in young Jerry Salinger from his earliest short stories and was fiercely loyal to him throughout his entire career. Paulson has earned rave reviews for her portrayal of Marcia Clark in “The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”, in Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story” anthology, Todd Haynes’ Academy Award nominated film Carol and Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave.

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