What to Watch

"Salinger" Documentary

Amy Adams
August 07, 2013

It’s safe to assume Holden Caulfield would use neither “phony” nor “crumby” to describe the upcoming Salinger documentary. It’s hard to imagine the nine-years-in-the-making film about reclusive author J.D. Salinger — which features interviews with 150 subjects including A. Scott Berg, Gore Vidal, E.L. Doctorow and Philip Seymour Hoffman — as anything but Oscar bait. Shane Salerno of such action fare as Savages and Armageddon wrote, produced, financed and directed the feature, which promises confidential revelations come September 6.