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Actor Jason Segel to Play David Foster Wallace in a Film Adaptation

www.randomhouseActors Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel will star in a film adaptation project entitled The End of the Tour. The movie script was inspired by the title, Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace.

According to The Wrap, the screenplay was penned by playwright Donald Margulies. Segel will take on the role of The Pale King author David Foster Wallace. Eisenberg will play David Lipsky, the Rolling Stone magazine journalist who wrote the book.

Here’s more from The Wrap: “Story 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.” (via Entertainment Weekly)

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