Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has given the green light for a feature film based on the life of late author J.D. Salinger.

Weinstein's studio is behind a new documentary about The Catcher in the Rye novelist, Salinger, which hit cinemas this month (Sep13), and the movie mogul is now working with the project's director, Shane Salerno, on a biopic.

Salerno confirmed the news in a statement, which reads, "(I) look forward to continuing my relationship with Harvey and Twc (The Weinstein Company) in developing a narrative film about this brilliant, intriguing man."