Kevin Spacey to join Nicholas Hoult in 'Rebel In The Rye'

Los Angeles: 'House of Cards' actor Kevin Spacey is set to star with Nicholas Hoult in 'Rebel In The Rye', the drama about the formative years of 'The Catcher In The Rye' author JD Salinger.

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Kevin Spacey. Pic/Santa Banta

'Empire' executive producer Danny Strong is directing the script, he adapted based on the Kenneth Slawenski biography 'JD Salinger: A Life', reported Deadline.

Nicholas Hoult, 26, was set last fall to play Salinger as he progressed toward writing the seminal novel of the 20th Century.

Kevin Spacey, 56, will play Whit Burnett, a professor at Columbia and editor of Story magazine.

He became a mentor and was the first to challenge the young Salinger, inspiring him to grow as a storyteller.

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