Jason Segel to play David Foster Wallace


Today in juicy Jewish casting news, Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg have been attached to “The End of the Tour,” a film about David Foster Wallace, The Wrap reports.

The twist here is that Segel, star of such heavy fare as “The Muppets,” “How I Met Your Mother,” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” will portray “Infinite Jest” author Wallace, who committed suicide in 2008. A less surprising choice is Eisenberg (“The Social Network,” “Now You See Me”) as Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky.

The movie, adapted from Lipsky’s book, follows the two writers as they travel across the country promoting “Infinite Jest.” Per the Wrap: “Along the way, jealousy and competition bubbles up between the two writers as they discuss women, depression and the pros and cons of fame.”

Intriguing casting, intriguing story. We like.

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