EXCLUSIVE: Ron Livingston has been cast in The End Of The Tour, the David Foster Wallace true-story pic that James Ponsoldt is directing from Donald Margulies’ adapted screenplay. Jason Segel stars as Infinite Jest author Wallace, who committed suicide in 2008 during a book tour at the start of his fame. Jesse Eisenberg plays Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky, who accompanied Wallace on the tour. Along the way, jealousy and competition emerge between the two as they discuss women, depression and the pros and cons of fame. Livingston will play Lipsky’s editor Bob Levin. The 2013 Black List script is based on Lipsky’s book Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace. David Kanter and Matt DeRoss are producing for Anonymous Content with Modern Man Films’ James Dahl and Mark Manuel and Ted O’Neal of Kilburn Media, which is fully financing. Anonymous Content’s Paul Green is exec producing. Rights to the movie were shopped last month at the EFM in Berlin, with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions grabbing several territories.
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A week after Kilburn Media came aboard to finance The End Of The Tour, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has picked up rights for multiple territories to the pic at Berlin. Jason Segel stars … Read More »
Jason Segel is starring as the late author David Foster Wallace in The End Of The Tour, which co-stars Jesse Eisenberg and will be directed by James Ponsoldt. Mark Manuel and Ted O’Neal’s Kilburn Media has come aboard to fully finance the pic, which was written by Donald Margulies from Rolling Stone writer David Lipsky’s book Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace. The fact-based movie follows Wallace and Lipsky (Eisenberg) on the book tour supporting Wallace’s best-known novel Infinite Jest. Along the way, friendship, jealousy and competition emerge between the two writers as they discuss women, culture, depression and the pros and cons of fame. Wallace committed suicide in 2008. Newly launched sales outfit Fortitude International will shop the pic at EFM. Read More »