Nicholas Hoult in JD Salinger biopic
Nicholas Hoult, 25, is set to play US author J.D. Salinger in the biographical drama Rebel In The Rye.
It will chronicle Salinger's rebellious youth, his experiences on the frontlines of World War II, his rise to literary stardom as the author of the seminal novel The Catcher In The Rye and his subsequent rejection of the limelight.
The busy English actor also has upcoming films such as sci-fi romance Equals, and superhero blockbuster X-Men: Apocalypse.