Zoey Deutch Joins Danny Strong's J.D. Salinger Drama

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Zoey Deutch

She will appear opposite Nicholas Hoult, who plays the famous author in the upcoming film.

Vampire Academy star Zoey Deutch has joined Danny Strong's Rebel in the Rye, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Nicholas Hoult will play J.D. Salinger in the indie, which chronicles the birth of the author's classic novel The Catcher in the Rye. Deutch will play Oona O'Neill, the daughter of legendary playwright Eugene O'Neill.

The film is an adaptation of Kenneth Slawenski biography, J.D. Salinger: A Life. Strong, who wrote the screenplay for Rebel in the Rye, also will direct the film.

Salinger achieved the heights of the literary world during his celebrated career, but left it all behind for a life of seclusion.

Black Label Media is financing with Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill producing alongside Bruce Cohen, Jason Shuman and Strong.