Shane Salerno has finished a new J. D. Salinger documentary. The documentary was written and directed by Salerno and filmed by Buddy Squires. The new documentary, financed by Shane Salerno, is based on the Salinger biography by Paul Alexander Salinger: A Biography. Because of the depth of reach conducted, Salerno “uncovered enough material that a 700-page companion book, The Private War of J. D. Salinger, co-authored by David Shields is coming as well.” Of the new documentary, Salerno says that it “will substantially rewrite the record of J. D. Salinger’s life, and correct many inaccurate stories that have been told for decades.” The proof of that assertion lies in the documentary itself. Giving the documentary some star power, the
confirmed interview subjects for the film currently include Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton, John Cusack, Danny DeVito, John Guare, Martin Sheen, David Milch, Robert Towne, Tom Wolfe, E.L. Doctorow, A. Scott Berg, Elizabeth Frank and Gore Vidal, and the documentary will take the interesting approach of forgoing traditional narration.
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