Jimmy Smagula Joins Brian d’Arcy James for Rebel in the Rye

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The upcoming film explores the life of author J.D. Salinger.
Jimmy Smagula
Jimmy Smagula

Broadway actor Jimmy Smagula joins Brian d’Arcy James for the upcoming film Rebel in the Rye, which centers on the life of Catcher in the Rye author J.D. Salinger.

Smagula, seen on Broadway in The Full Monty and Phantom, will play John Woodburn, editor at Little, Brown and Company.

The cast also features Nicholas Hoult as Salinger alongside Kevin Spacey, Zoey Deutch, Victor Garber and Hope Davis.

Danny Strong directs the film, which he also wrote based on the Kenneth Slawenski biography J.D. Salinger: A Life.

The film centers on Salinger’s personal life and the experiences that led to the writing of the acclaimed coming-of-age novel.

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