The Weinstein Company announced on Wednesday its plans to create a feature film about JD Salinger’s life from World War II to the 1951 release of “The Catcher in the Rye.” Those who have studied Salinger believe this period was an extremely formative time for the author, who fought at Normandy and witnessed the atrocities of the German concentration camps. Many speculate these traumas turned him famously reclusive and inspired his literary work, most specifically depressed, angry Holden Caulfield of “The Cather in the Rye.”

Earlier this month, the Weinstein Company released the documentary “Salinger” and is again collaborating with the documentary’s director and producer, Shane Salerno, to write the upcoming film. Salerno, who began working on the documentary nine years ago, has extensively researched the late author who died in 2010.

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