J.D. Salinger Deconstructed in the First Trailer for The Weinstein Company's SALINGER Documentary

As one of the most revered and enigmatic writers of the 20th century, it's inevitable that J.D. Salinger would eventually become the subject of a documentary. Directed by Shane Salerno, the first trailer for Salinger has been released by the Weinstein Company today. Personally, I've always had more interest in the work than the man (if he wanted to keep his private life private, that's fine). The trailer features interviews with Hollywood luminaries such as Edward Norton, John Cusack, Martin Sheen and Danny DeVito. I'm a little confused as to why they would be interviewed on the subject of Salinger, other than to get some commercial attention, so I'm hoping the film will feature interviews with writers and academics (not to suggest that these people aren't intelligent, but they're not exactly who I want to hear talk about the great author). The film is scheduled for release in September, and Simon & Schuster will be publishing an accompanying biography.
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  • mightyjoeyoung

    "The trailer features interviews with Hollywood luminaries such as Edward Norton, John Cusack, Martin Sheen and Danny DeVito. I'm a little confused as to why they would be interviewed on the subject of Salinger, other than to get some commercial attention, so I'm hoping the film will feature interviews with writers and academics (not to suggest that these people aren't intelligent, but they're not exactly who I want to hear talk about the great author)."

    Well, usually the celeb factor does work, Miss M Rowan-Legg, pulls people who normally wouldn´t see this type of doc and we might learn something new about, say, Cusacks relationship to Salingers, life and work.

    And who knows, one of them might have met him at cool NYC party somewhere.....

    I´m hoping Wes Anderson shows up in this doc, he has acknowledged Salingers influence in his films.

    Looks interesting, thanks Miss M Rowan-Legg.

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