The Catcher in the Rye 'to be made into Hollywood film'

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JD Salinger always insisted The Catcher in the Rye was "unactable" and refused to let Hollywood anywhere near his masterpiece.

But six months after his death, producers believe their chances of landing film rights to The Catcher in The Rye, considered the "holy grail" of scripts, are improving and a movie could be on the horizon.

Salinger maintained an intractable grip over the book during his lifetime and his publishers have insisted the rights are still not for sale.

But Hollywood has been emboldened by the fact that the author died, at the age of 91, during a year when federal estate tax was not applicable, meaning his wealth was not taxed at the usual rate of up to 45 per cent....

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