"Rebel in the Rye" was directed and written by Danny Strong. The movie is an adaptation of the book titled "J.D. Salinger: A Life" by author Kenneth Slawenski. "Rebel in the Rye" is to follow the early life of novelist J.D. Salinger as he struggles with his writing. Nicholas Hoult is to take on the role of the tortured artist as he struggles with events in both his past and present. The trailer for the movie has been released online and shows a promising depiction of Salinger's life. Casting includes such actors as Hoult, Zoey Deutch, Kevin Spacey, Hope Davis and Sarah Paulson.

The life before 'Catcher in the Rye'

"Rebel in the Rye" is a biopic motion picture about the life of the author J. D. Salinger. Salinger is the novelist behind one of the most critically acclaimed pieces of literature, "Catcher in the Rye." The movie explores Salinger's life before he wrote the novel and revealed his tortured relationship with writing. There are many obstacles in the way of Salinger as he struggles to put his thoughts into words. He is haunted by his memories of World War II and can not seem to find his place in the writing and publishing world.

Other aspects of the novelist's life are also explored in this biopic. His relationship with young actress Oona O' Neill is also brought to the foreground of "Rebel in the Rye." Her role in his life is one of great importance as she was one of the catalysts which altered the direction of his life and lead to his creation of "Catcher in the Rye." Other relationships explored in the film include the one between Salinger and his loyal literary agent, Dorothy Olding.

Nicholas Hoult as J.D. Salinger

Nicholas Hoult has been cast for the role of tortured artist J.D. Salinger in "Rebel in the Rye." Hoult has had a lucrative film career over the past few years. He has starred in such movies as "X-Men" and "Fury Road." He is a recognizable face in the film industry and is now taking on the role of Salinger.

As seen in the trailer Hoult shows a tenacity for the role. He draws the connection between the horrific memories of the war and the current state of Salinger's life in a way which draws in the audience.

According to Flavorwire, Nicholas Hoult has a thorough understanding of the role of Salinger. It is evident as to why he was cast for the role in this biopic of the author's life.

"Rebel in the Rye" is based on the true life story of J.D. Salinger. It explores the writer's attempts to overcome his past in a beautifully emotional new light.

"Rebel in the Rye" will be available in theaters in the US come September 15. Fans of Salinger are excited to see the authors story on the big screen.