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Nicholas Hoult to Play J.D. Salinger in Upcoming Biopic

The phonies in Hollywood are making a movie about J.D. Salinger.

Who’s playing him? Nicholas Hoult.

What’s it called? “Rebel in the Rye.”

Who’s directing? “Empire“‘s Danny Strong.

Who’s writing the script? Also Danny Strong — based on a 2011 Salinger biography by Kenneth Slawenski.

Why do we care? The celebrated author was born Jerome David Salinger to one Sol Salinger, kosher cheese seller, and Miriam Salinger (who, while not born Jewish, definitely considered herself one of the Tribe).

Let’s just hope it’s not lousy.

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