James Ponsoldt to direct…
Jesse Eisenberg (‘The Social Network’) and Jason Segel (‘This Is 40’) are attached to star in ‘The End of the Tour,’ a drama that will see Segel playing David Foster Wallace, the author of “Infinite Jest” who committed suicide in 2008, and Eisenberg playing Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky.
Per TheWrap, the film “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.”
James Ponsoldt (‘The Spectacular Now’) is attached to direct from a script by Donald Margulies, based on Lipsky‘s account of his five-day trip with Wallace.
Anonymous Content’s David Kanter and Matt DeRoss co-produce alongside James Dahl of Modern Man Films. Ponsoldt and the producers are aiming for a February/March start.