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David Foster Wallace Estate Not Cool With Jason Segel & Jesse Eisenberg's 'The End Of The Tour'

  • By Ben Brock
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  • April 23, 2014 12:41 PM
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The End Of The Tour Jason Segel Jesse Eisenberg set photo
Literary eyebrows were raised all over the place when we learned, late last year, that Jason Segel was set to play cult writer David Foster Wallace in James Ponsoldt's biopic “The End of the Tour," which will adapt journalist David Lipsky's account of accompanying Wallace on a book tour just as “Infinite Jest” was making him a strange kind of superstar (Jesse Eisenberg will play Lipsky). People had trouble imagining arch-slacker and Muppet-lover Segel embodying the depressive Wallace, though the physical resemblance in the first images from the set was pretty impressive.

This Is What Jason Segel Looks Like As David Foster Wallace In 'The End Of The Tour'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 19, 2014 4:46 PM
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The End Of The Tour Jason Segel Jesse Eisenberg set photo
Somewhere beyond the grave, David Foster Wallace is writing a great essay with extensive footnotes about the fact that Jason Segel will be playing him in a movie. Yep, the late Pulitzer Prize finalist will be portrayed by the guy who got his dick out and wrote a puppet musical in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall." It's kinda poetic, in a strange way.

Jason Segel To Play David Foster Wallace In 'The End Of The Tour' Co-Starring Jesse Eisenberg

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • December 12, 2013 10:21 AM
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David Foster Wallace Jesse Eisenberg Jason Segel James Ponsoldt
Of his upcoming biopic, “Hillary,” James Ponsoldt recently told us it “has nothing to do with celebrity of the character…that story is not a cradle-to-the-grave biopic, it’s sort of looking into a keyhole of a very specific period of her life." The “Spectacular Now” director is currently selecting the right young Hillary Clinton to match those points, but in the meantime Ponsoldt has emerged with another surprising biopic with a fixed-timeframe, and it already has quite the intriguing cast assembled.

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