David Foster Wallace to be Played by Jason Segel in Upcoming Film

David Foster Wallace

Apparently Jason Segel will take on the mantle of author David Foster Wallace in an upcoming film entitled The End of Tour, which follows the writer as he promotes Infinite Jest.

We have to admit that we are equal parts intrigued and horrified by this news.

The film itself is based on the book by Rolling Stone writer David Lipsky entitled: Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace. The true story follows their adventures on the 1996 book tour together.

Lipsky will be played by Jesse Eisenberg and the movie will be directed by James Ponsoldt, who was in charge of The Spectacular Now.

Wallace committed suicide in 2008, leaving behind an unfinished manuscript for his now-published novel The Pale King.

No word on if he’s rolling around in his grave or not.

(via The Wrap)

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