Following the release of a documentary and book, both titled 'Salinger,' the documentary's director will write the screenplay for a biopic of the 'Catcher in the Rye' author.
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“Catcher in the Rye” author J.D. Salinger was all over the headlines recently with the release of the documentary “Salinger,” directed by Shane Salerno, and the book of the same name by David Shields and Salerno.
And now The Weinstein Company, which was behind the film documentary, has announced a biopic about the author is coming soon.
According to the film company, the movie will focus on the time in Salinger’s life between World War II and the publication of “Rye,” which came out in 1951. Salerno will write the screenplay for the movie, which will focus on “the effects war can have on an artist,” The Weinstein Company said in a statement.
In addition to the biopic, more footage will be added to the documentary “Salinger” when it gets a wide release in theaters on Sept. 20.