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Movie Pitch: Catchers In the Rye

The latest team-up buddy thriller from acclaimed director JOHN WU (Face/Off, Mission: Impossible II) comes CATCHERS IN THE RYE, the first and greatest JD Salinger adaptation for the big screen. Based on the hit novel loved by adolescent teens the world over, CATCHERS tells the story of two prep school rivals, Holden Caulfield and Stradlater. When Holden finds himself suddenly kicked out of school, framed for breaking a rule he didn’t break, he uncovers a vast conspiracy within the echelons of prep school history — one that reaches the highest levels and darkest deeps of American aristocratic society. As Holden seeks justice for his wrongful punishment, he finds himself reluctantly drawn into an uneven truce with Stradlater, his former prep school roommate, and the same boy that stole Holden’s love, Jane Gallagher. But what does Jane Gallagher have to do with the globe-trotting schemes of this nefarious organization? Holden’s younger sister Phoebe goes missing, captured and held for ransom by a mysterious group known only as The Ducks of Central Park. But who are the Ducks of Central Park, and where do they go in the winter? Holden and Stradlater soon discover that even their favorite teachers can’t be trusted, and find themselves in globetrotting chase that spans the world from rural Pennsylvania to New York City and all the way to the Central Park Zoo to discover the truth. Holden is torn between keeping his innocence or proving his innocence. In order to save that which he loves the most, Holden and Stradlater must become — CATCHERS IN THE RYE.

JD Salinger’s classic The Catcher in the Rye finally comes to the big screen the way it was meant to be seen in this high-octane summer action flick.

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