Shane Salerno, the screenwriter behind the new book and documentary about author J.D. Salinger, is penning the inevitable Salinger biopic for the Weinstein Co., Variety reports. The film will cover the period from World War II through the publication and rapturous reception of "The Catcher in the Rye," from the time Salinger was 23 to 33 years old. Who should play Jerry, the sensitive, 6-foot-2 man who would become author J.D. Salinger?
By Carolyn Kellogg