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Danny Strong to direct film about author J.D. Salinger

Actor and writer Danny Strong is making his directorial debut with a film about renowned author J.D. Salinger.

Strong has written the script for the project, titled Salinger's War, which is based on Kenneth Slawensk's book JD Salinger: A Life.

Salinger's War follows the Catcher in the Rye author from his early days trying to break into New York's literary circle in the early 1940s, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

As his career is about to take off, WWII breaks out and Salinger is sent off to fight. His experiences at war change him and help him find his voice as a writer.

Strong wrote the screenplay for Lee Daniel's The Butler, and the upcoming third and fourth Hunger Games films.

He appeared on the small screen in Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Mad Men and Justified, as well as in the films Pleasantville, Dangerous Minds, and Seabiscuit.

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