Watch this trailer for Salinger, an intriguing documentary on J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye. It’s a cracking trailer that makes this doco look like a mystery thriller. Why did Salinger drop off the radar at the peak of his writing career? We’re interested.
Written and directed by Shane Salerno, writer of Oliver Stone’s recent thriller, Savages.
Check out the official synopsis and the poster underneath the trailer.
SALINGER features interviews with 150 subjects including Salinger’s friends, colleagues and members of his inner circle who have never spoken on the record before as well as film footage, photographs and other material that has never been seen. Additionally, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton, John Cusack, Danny DeVito, John Guare, Martin Sheen, David Milch, Robert Towne, Tom Wolfe, E.L. Doctorow, Gore Vidal and Pulitzer Prize winners A. Scott Berg and Elizabeth Frank talk about Salinger’s influence on their lives, their work and the broader culture. The film is the first work to get beyond the Catcher in the Rye author’s meticulously built up wall: his childhood, painstaking work methods, marriages, private world and the secrets he left behind after his death in 2010.
ETA: USA – 6 September, 2013.