Shane Salerno’s documentary Salinger is currently screening at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and a new trailer aims to capitalize on that attention. This new cut leaves out the interviews with stars such as Edward Norton, John Cusack, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Danny DeVito, and Martin Sheen, but really ups the intensity. Numerous interviews with people connected to the mysterious author are used to paint a picture of not just a passionate and obsessed man, but one whose personal demons have taken over his life.
Salinger opens in limited release on September 13th. Hit the jump to watch the new trailer along with a new clip.
The Weinstein Company has released the first incredibly captivating trailer for director Shane Salerno’s documentary Salinger. As the title suggests, the film centers on the enigmatic life of Catcher in the Rye author J.D. Salinger, who mysteriously stopped publishing in the mid 1960s and retreated from the public eye. The documentary attempts to unravel the truth behind Salinger’s childhood, work methods, marriages, private world, and secrets, as it includes interviews with a number of colleagues and members of the author’s inner circle of friends who have never before gone on record about the figure. The trailer plays almost like a thriller, and as someone who has been fascinated by Salinger’s life ever since I can remember, I’m incredibly eager to see what insights are gleaned in the full film.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also features interviews with Edward Norton, John Cusack, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Danny DeVito, Martin Sheen, Robert Towne, and more. Salinger opens in limited release on September 6th.