The film features interviews with 150 subjects, including Salinger's closest friends and colleagues who have never spoken about him before, and archival footage of the writer. Other notable personalities seen in the film include Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton, Tom Wolfe and Gore Vidal, among others, who discuss the cultural impact of this endlessly elusive figure.
Director Salerno co-authored an oral biography of Salinger with David Shields, "The Private War of J.D. Salinger," which is slated for publication later this year. Salerno also co-wrote Oliver Stone's "Savages" in 2012.
The Weinstein Co. anticipates a September 6 release date, following a festival run.