Nicholas Hoult stars as J.D. Salinger in this revealing look at what shaped one of the most renowned, controversial and enigmatic authors of our time. Set against the colorful backdrop of mid-20th century New York City, this biographical drama follows young Salinger as he struggles to find his voice with writing mentor Whit Burnett (Kevin Spacey), pursues beautiful socialite Oona O’Neill (Zoey Deutch) and fights on the frontlines of World War II. These experiences will inform the creation of his masterpiece, The Catcher in the Rye, bringing him overnight fame and leading him to withdraw from the public eye for the rest of his life. This film offers a tantalizing window into a little-understood genius who broke the rules and redefined American literature. Rated RG-13. With Sarah Paulson. Writer/Director: Danny Strong. (US 2017) 106 min.