Watch Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace in The End of the Tour Trailer
The late great David Foster Wallace, author of such groundbreaking books as Infinite Jest, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, and A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, passed away in 2008, but he’ll be the subject of James Ponsoldt’s upcoming film The End of the Tour. The film, adapted from David Lipsky’s book, Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, follows David Lipsky’s and David Foster Wallace’s five-day road trip around the United States on DFW’s promotional book tour for Infinite Jest.
In the film’s trailer, David Lipsky (the fast-talking Jesse Eisenberg) asks David Foster Wallace (a meditative Jason Segel): “What’s it like being the most talked about writer in the country?” David Foster Wallace, with his famous self-consciousness, later wonders: “What’s so American about what I’m doing?”
The End of the Tour will be released July 31st, 2015.