Kevin Spacey to star in ‘Rebel in the Rye’

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Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) Actor Kevin Spacey will join Nicholas Hoult in the upcoming film “Rebel in the Rye”, which revolves around the life of author J.D. Salinger.

Danny Strong is writing and directing the film, reports variety.com.

Based on Kenneth Slawenski’s biography “J.D. Salinger: A Life”, the story follows Salinger as he prepares to write his classic novel “Catcher in the Rye”.

Spacey will play Whit Burnett, a professor at Columbia and editor of Story Magazine. He became a mentor and was the first to challenge the young Salinger, inspiring him to grow as a storyteller.

Spacey can be seen next in the fourth season of “House of Cards”.

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