WEIRDLAND: Arteta and Holden Caulfield

Friday, March 14, 2008

Arteta and Holden Caulfield

"Slowly she develops a friendship with a quiet, sad-eyed cashier at work, played wonderfully by Jake Gyllenhaal. He calls himself Holden, after his hero, Holden Caulfield, from J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye. Holden dreams of emulating Salinger by making his fame as a writer and then escaping to the life of a recluse". Source:

"It has taken over two years, but the big-screen adaptation of Youth in Revolt is finally gearing up. Previously, our esteemed Erik Davis raved about the book when Dimension Films bought the rights, and then when Michael Cera signed on to star. Now The Hollywood Reporter says that Miguel Arteta is this close to jumping back into the movies and helming the flick. Should the final negotiations wrap up nicely, this will be the director's first film since The Good Girl five years ago. Meanwhile, Cera will be playing the title character, Nick Twisp -- "a smart, sexually obsessed teen living in a world of moronic adults." A little more specifically, as Erik described last year: "we follow Nick through what he writes in his own personal journals, and join him in his neverending quest to win the love of 'Sheeni' Saunders." Source:
"Nick Twisp himself is, without a doubt, this generation’s Holden Caulfield, with a much more resounding voice for adolescents wrapped in the sex-driven and oppressive society around them.

With screenplay written by Gustin Nash, Youth In Revolt will be directed by Miguel Arteta (The Good Girl, Six Feet Under), and is set to hit theaters by early 2009". Source:

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