Salinger is an upcoming documentary written and directed by Shane Salerno and stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton and John Cusack. This new movie will feature the story of one of the famous authors but also one of the most reclusive. This is the author of the known novel: The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger. This documentary will take an unprecedented look inside the private world of Salinger. Read more on what you can expect from this new movie below:
“Salerno’s Salinger And The Journey Behind It
Harvey Weinstein , well, not so much.
But now the film producer may have to adopt the air of mystery for which Salinger was so famous. His company is preparing to offer a peek at a documentary about Salinger that is one of the unlikeliest projects ever to join its menagerie of potential Oscar contenders and box-office bait.
The film, “Salinger,” has been nine years in the making and is scheduled for release on Sept. 6. It is written, produced and directed by Shane Salerno , who is mostly known as a writer of action features like “Savages,” “Alien vs. Predator: Requiem” and “Armageddon .”
Selling the film may test even Mr. Weinstein’s Barnum-like skills. Moviegoers will be kept intentionally in the dark about what new information Mr. Salerno might have about the reclusive writer’s life — Mr. Salinger’s son, Matthew, challenges the notion that anyone close to his father in recent decades cooperated — and the Weinstein Company will have to strike a delicate balance in its marketing. It will have to raise the curtains a little, but not too much, as it seeks to build anticipation for the release.
As Mr. Salerno delivers his final cut, the marketers face particularly tough decisions about how much to show in a trailer. They must also figure out whether a screening at a late summer film festival, where prize contenders often start their march toward the Oscars, can work for a picture that has to protect its secrets while selling them.
It’s a difficult task in an era when fluttering fingers on smartphones can give away all the surprises. “I don’t know how we do this and not rob the audience,” Mr. Weinstein said in a telephone interview.
Associates of Mr. Salerno hint at never-before-seen photographs and interviews with aging intimates of Salinger, as well as secrets that they decline to describe. But there is skepticism. Speaking by phone, Matthew Salinger said that neither he nor his father were involved with the film. Nor, as far as he knows, were the seven or eight members of a small circle of people who were close to J. D. Salinger, he said. “There were barely enough people to form a circle in the last 30 or 40 years,” he said.
Asked whether he was confident that his father had not cooperated with Mr. Salerno, Mr. Salinger laughed. “That would be a yes,” he said.”
The rest of the article can be read at NY Times.
Salinger is slated to be shown in limited theaters on September 6th 2013.
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