Before he became famous around the world as the author of The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger was a young man in search of inspiration. As portrayed by Nicholas Hoult in Rebel in the Rye, he has no lack of confidence; he knows he wants to be a professional writer, but he doesn’t yet know how to achieve his dream.
That is, until World War II breaks out and everything changes for him. Zoey Deutch costars as Oona O’Neill, a potential romantic interest; Kevin Spacey plays an influential professor who has a defining effect on the budding scribe. Lucy Boynton, Sarah Paulson and Victor Garber also star; Danny Strong wrote the screenplay and directed. Watch our exclusive trailer below and then make plans to see the movie when it opens in theaters on September 15.