Jason Segel Tapped To Play David Foster Wallace In Upcoming Biopic

Jesse Eisenberg will co-star

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Comedy actor Jason Segel will be playing writer David Foster Wallace in the upcoming film The End of The Tour.

The movie is adapted from the 2010 book, Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace, by Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky, who traveled with Wallace in 1996. According to The Wrap, the film “finds Lipsky accompanying Wallace across the country on a book tour promoting Infinite Jest, just as Wallace starts to become famous. Along the way, jealousy and competition bubbles up between the two writers as they discuss women, depression and the pros and cons of fame.” Wallace committed suicide in 2008.

Opposite Segel as Wallace will be Jesse Eisenberg as Lipsky and The Spectacular Now director James Ponsoldt will helm the project, which is slated to being production next year.

[The Wrap]