My Salinger Year: Falardeau Directs Satire, Starring Sigourney Weaver and Margaret Qualley

Sigourney Weaver and Margaret Qualley will star in My Salinger Year, the big-screen adaptation of Joanna Rakoff’s bestseller, to be directed by Oscar-nominated Canadian Philippe Falardeau.

Memento Films International (“Call Me by Your Name”), which will handle international sales, is co-representing the U.S. rights with UTA Independent Film Group.

“This is a total crowd-pleaser that will draw a substantial audience,” said Tanja Meissner, head of Memento’s international sales. “All the relevant ingredients are assembled: an irresistibly charming and tender story in which ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ meets the literary world.”

“My Salinger Year starts shooting in Montreal and New York this Spring.

Luc Déry and Kim McCraw from micro_scope are producing the film. The Canadian company’s credits include Denis Villeneuve’s “Incendies” and “Enemy,” as well as Falardeau’s “Monsieur Lazhar,” which was nominated for the 2012 Best Foreign-Language Oscar.