rebel-ryeBear McCreary has signed on to score the upcoming drama Rebel in the Rye. The film is written and directed by Danny Strong (RecountLee Daniels’ The ButlerEmpire) and stars Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Spacey, Sarah Paulson, Zoey Deutch, Hope Davis and Victor Garber. The movie centers on the life and mind of reclusive author J.D. Salinger and goes from the bloody front lines of World War II to his early rejections and the PTSD-fueled writer’s block that led to his iconic novel, The Catcher in the Rye. Strong is also producing the project with Bruce Cohen (Silver Linings Playbook, American Beauty), Jason Shuman (The Messengers, Darkness Falls), as well as Molly Smith, Thad Luckinbill & Trent Luckinbill (Sicario, Demolition). Rebel in the Rye will premiere next month at the Sundance Film Festival.

McCreary’s upcoming feature projects also include the animated movie Animal Crackers, the thriller Revolt and the documentary Unrest, which will also premiere at Sundance.