Jean-Louis coaches Zoey Deutch to play Eugene O’Neill’s daughter in “Rebel in the Rye”

Zoey Deutch worked with Jean-Louis Rodrigue to prepare as Oona O’Neill, daughter of the iconic playwright, Eugene O’Neill, and the romantic partner of the young J.D. Salinger.

From writer/director Danny Strong, the biographical drama Rebel in the Rye is a fascinating look at the life of legendary writer J.D. Salinger, one of the most renowned and enigmatic authors or our time. As a young Salinger (played brilliantly by Nicholas Hoult) struggled to find his voice, a failed love affair with Oona and his experience fighting on the frontlines of World War II helped inform the creation of his masterpiece, The Catcher in the Rye, but that also came with overnight fame and notoriety that lead him to withdraw from the public eye for the rest of his life. The film is set to release on September 15, 2017.