The Weinstein Company Is Making a J.D. Salinger Biopic Now, Too

1951 --- Author J.D. Salinger, best known for Catcher in the Rye. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS Photo: Bettmann/Corbis

The Weinstein Company's new J.D. Salinger documentary is, by many accounts, despicable. (New York's David Edelstein: "It’s a good thing J.D. Salinger isn’t around to see Shane Salerno’s bio-documentary Salinger or he’d come after Salerno with a hatchet." Slate's Julia Turner: "This was the single worst movie I've ever seen in my life. It is almost worth seeing to see how bad something can be.") So, what the hell, here goes TWC making an actual biopic and giving Salinger director Shane Salerno — also the screenwriter of Armageddon and one of the upcoming Avatar follow-ups — dibs on the screenplay.