[Movies] Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg To Star In The End of the Tour Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.12.2013
Segel plays David Foster Wallace...
The Wrap reports that Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel are set to star in Anonymous Content's The End of the Tour. Segel will play David Foster Wallace, the author of Infinite Jest who committed suicide in 2008. Eisenberg will play Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky.
James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now) will direct from a script by Donald Margulies, who adapted Lipsky's book Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace. Ponsoldt used to work at Rolling Stone while he was in college.
The film follows Lipsky as he travels with Wallace across the country on a book tour to promote Infinite Jest, just as Wallace is becoming famous. Jealousy and competition grows between the two as they talk about women, depression and the impact of fame. David Kanter and Matt DeRoss will produce for Anonymous Content along with James Dahl of Modern Man Films. Production begins in either February or March.