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First Look: Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace in The End of the Tour

03.19.2014

I wonder what author David Foster Wallace would have thought about Jason Segel playing him in a movie. Likely he would have been baffled at the idea of a movie even being made about him. He’d definitely feel uneasy about it. Wallace suffered from depression, and the beginnings of literary fame were not a good mix. Even after his death, Wallace is still influencing others to learn more about his writing and life.

Segel will co-star with Jesse Eisenberg in THE END OF THE TOUR. Today we have our first look at the actor (thanks to Instagram) doing his best version of Wallace at the Mall of America. Definitely an interesting look on him.

Ron Livingston has also recently signed on to play the role of David Lipsky’s editor Bob Levin. The film directed by James Ponsoldt (THE SPECTACULAR NOW) is based on Levin's Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace.

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.

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9:20AM on 03/21/2014

Who is this guy and why do we care?

He was an author who killed himself in 2008. Big whoop. Did he do anything great or special?

And to all those saying Jessie will suck as Lex. I AGREE! I thought the wonder woman casting was bad. How are we supposed to take Lex Luthor seriously when he is younger than the Lex from Smallville and ten times as antsy. what a loser and a horrible casting choice.
He was an author who killed himself in 2008. Big whoop. Did he do anything great or special?

And to all those saying Jessie will suck as Lex. I AGREE! I thought the wonder woman casting was bad. How are we supposed to take Lex Luthor seriously when he is younger than the Lex from Smallville and ten times as antsy. what a loser and a horrible casting choice.
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7:23AM on 03/20/2014

Protips:

A: Stop whining
B: Read Infinite Jest
A: Stop whining
B: Read Infinite Jest
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3:59AM on 03/20/2014

segal.

Is fucking awful, refuse to watch him in anything!!!

Also, if you cant see jesse bald as lex you need to read a comic.
Is fucking awful, refuse to watch him in anything!!!

Also, if you cant see jesse bald as lex you need to read a comic.
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4:22AM on 03/20/2014
It's all right--inferiority complexes are only a natural part of human nature. But don't worry... I'm sure you're still somewhere about average size -- a little over 5 in. -- even if it IS at the lower end of the average male size range.
It's all right--inferiority complexes are only a natural part of human nature. But don't worry... I'm sure you're still somewhere about average size -- a little over 5 in. -- even if it IS at the lower end of the average male size range.
11:10AM on 03/21/2014
5 in, i wish!
5 in, i wish!
1:43AM on 03/20/2014
thanks for the insight
thanks for the insight
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11:01PM on 03/19/2014
Oh look, Jesse Eisenberg looking just like Jesse Eisenberg. I wonder if he'll ramble and talk too fast in this film too.

I still hope for DC's sake that they know what they did with making him Lex Luthor.
Oh look, Jesse Eisenberg looking just like Jesse Eisenberg. I wonder if he'll ramble and talk too fast in this film too.

I still hope for DC's sake that they know what they did with making him Lex Luthor.
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4:01AM on 03/20/2014
Who woukd you have cast? Luke evans or ryan reynolds?

Clownshoe!
Who woukd you have cast? Luke evans or ryan reynolds?

Clownshoe!
9:44PM on 03/19/2014
Lex... ugh...Lame arse.

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Lex... ugh...Lame arse.

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9:16PM on 03/19/2014
Sorry for the dreaded double post.
Sorry for the dreaded double post.
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9:15PM on 03/19/2014
Never mind.
Never mind.
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