Must-watch: Rebel in the Rye starring Nicholas Hoult and Kevin Spacey

A legendary writer

Text: Faizal Dahlawia

Editor: Shannon Wylie

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A new teaser trailer offers a peek into the true extraordinary tale of a master story-teller. Watch it first here...

IFC Films has released the first official trailer for the new movie Rebel in the Rye. Directed by Danny Strong, the film revolves around American writer J.D. Salinger (Nicholas Hoult) and his early struggles as a writer as well as his relationships with the people in his life during that time – writing teacher Whit Burnett (Kevin Spacey), partner Oona O'Neill (Zoey Deutch) and father (Victor Garber). The spotlight also falls on Salinger's time as a soldier during World War II and how it proved to be a driving force and catalyst for his literary masterpiece, The Catcher in the Rye. "I don't think I'd be alive if it wasn't for this book," said Salinger.

Rebel in the Rye is scheduled for release on September 15. In other movie news, watch the trailer for A Wrinkle in Time starring Reese Witherspoon and Oprah Winfrey.