“I felt like I was reading about someone who understand me. Not Huck Finn, not Tom Sawyer, but Holden Caulfield,” says Alex Wolff’s character Jamie Schwartz in the new trailer for “Coming Through the Rye.”
Written and directed by James Sadwith, who based the film on his own real life experience with J.D. Salinger, the drama is set in 1969 and follows the 16-year-old outcast who finds solace in “The Catcher In The Rye” and deeply identifies with its protagonist. He decides to adapt the book into a play but before moving forward seeks the approval of the author himself, who is portrayed by Chris Cooper.
The film made its debut last year at the Austin Film Festival and was recently picked up by Samuel Goldwyn Films and Eammon Films, who will handle its theatrical release and distribute it across all ancillaries.
Sadwith’s TV series and movies have been nominated for over thirty-five Emmy and Golden Globe Awards. In 1993 he won the Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries for “Sinatra.”
As for Wolff, the actor and musician began his career in 2005 with “The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie” and accompanying TV series. Since then, he’s appeared in a handful of features including “The Sitter,” “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” and “The Standoff.” He also forms part of the upcoming films “Dude,” “The House of Tomorrow” and “Patriot’s Day,” out January 13, 2017.
“Coming Through The Rye” will be released in theaters on October 14.