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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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Jason Segel Lands Book Deal for Kid’s Book

The Muppets and How I Met Your Mother star Jason Segel has inked a book deal for a middle-grade fiction series he will write with Kirsten Miller. Random House Children’s Books will publish Nightmares! in fall 2014.

If you want to read more, you can join Segel’s 2.3 million followers on Twitter. WME and Abrams negotiated the deal with Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers publisher Beverly Horowitz. Executive editor Krista Marino will edit the book. The release had more details:

Both scary and funny, NIGHTMARES! is an adventure story about a group of kids who realize it’s up to them to save their town from fear, which has manifested itself in the form of nightmare creatures that have slipped into the everyday world. At its heart, NIGHTMARES! is about kids overcoming their fears … Says Segel, “I couldn’t be more excited that NIGHTMARES! has found a home at Random House. Ultimately, it’s a story about learning that we can accomplish anything, as long as we are brave enough to try. These are the types of stories that always inspired me.”

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Muppets Parody Green Lantern Adaptation

Poking fun at the Green Lantern adaptation coming to movie theaters this weekend, The Muppets released a parody trailer with references to the comic book superhero.

We’ve embedded the Muppet video above–what do you think? Follow this link to watch Green Lantern‘s real trailer.

Here’s more from the site: “When Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater, they help Kermit reunite the Muppets to stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater.”