[Movies] Sony Pictures Acquires International Distribution Rights for The End of the Tour Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 02.08.2014
The biopic of author David Foster Wallace…
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions announced via an official press release that they have acquired all rights in international English-speaking territories, Latin America, and other European territories for the upcoming David Foster Wallace biopic, The End of the Tour. The new project will star Jason Segel as the late author and Jesse Eisenberg as David Lipsky, author of Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, the book in which the film is based. James Ponsold (The Spectacular Now) is directing the film.
The book was published almost a year and a half after the author's passing and is a travelogue of interviews Lipsky conducted with Wallace in 1996 during the final week of a book tour.
Shooting is slated to begin on the project soon. Killburn Media is fully financing the film.