Ryan Gosling As J.D. Salinger In Upcoming Biopic? OMG Yes Please!
He’s already the subject of Shane Salerno’s recent documentary, “Salinger,” and now famously reclusive writer J.D. Salinger will be brought to life in a biopic, also written by Salerno. The producers of the film said the biopic will focus on the author’s life between his World War II service and the publication of The Catcher in the Rye in 1951 and will examine “the effects war can have on an artist.”
So who might star? Well, one name being batted around is Ryan Gosling, who I happen to think would be perfect for the role. I know. You are so surprised. My favorite actor playing my favorite writer? Life dream status. (Plus, there’s a sort of resemblance, no?) Salinger’s personal history was certainly complex and at times quite problematic, particularly in his relationship with women. Talk about a meaty role for a young actor to play. Ryan, darling, I know you’re taking a bit of a break from acting, but perhaps you could make an exception for this? For me? [Telegraph UK]