JLaw's Ex-Boyfriend Will Play Role of J.D. Salinger in BiopicRachel Vorona Cote8/31/15 9:15pm2192EditPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkYes, he has a name: Nicholas Hoult. But how many of us learned about him via the persistent stream of Jennifer Lawrence media coverage? In any case, Gothamist reports that Hoult has been cast as Catcher in the Rye author J.D. Salinger in the upcoming—and oh so cleverly named—biopic, Rebel in the Rye.