Poster for the movie Rebel in the Rye

Rebel in the Rye

2017 Biography

Aspiring author J.D. Salinger (Hoult), a college dropout brimming with confidence in his own writing ability, enrolls in a writing class taught by a famous magazine editor Whit Burnett (Spacey). Burnett recognizes J.D.’s talent, taking the young man under his wing, and his short stories become sought after by various publishers of the day, but their relationship is abruptly put on hold when J.D. is sent to Europe to fight in World War II. Upon his return, Burnett urges him to write a novel, and soon the celebrated classic "The Catcher in the Rye" is born.

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