Rebel in the Rye


This chronicle of one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers, J.D. Salinger, begins as he embarks on his writing career and enters into a tumultuous relationship with young starlet Oona O’Neill. What appears to be a promising start to a career turns into a nightmare when the United States enters World War II. After enlisting, Salinger experiences the horrors of war across the battlefields of Europe, where he begins to pen what would become his iconic novel, The Catcher in the Rye—a work that would forever change the country and its author.

A hugely successful actor and writer for television and film—who co-created Empire, among many other credits—Danny Strong makes his feature directing debut with an expertly realized film that truly does justice to the beloved subject. Bolstered by a keen attention to period detail and stellar performances from the entire cast, Rebel in The Rye will make you clap for all the right reasons.

YEAR 2016

SECTION Premieres


RUN TIME 106 min

COMPANY Black Label Media



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Danny Strong

Danny Strong is a director, writer, actor, and producer. He co-created, executive produces, frequently writes, and often directs FOX’s Empire. His screenplay credits include Recount, Game Change, Lee Daniels' The Butler, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Parts 1 and 2. He's acted in several iconic TV shows, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gilmore Girls, Mad Men, and Girls. Danny has won many awards, including two Emmy Awards, two Writers Guild Awards, and a Peabody Award.