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Zach Galifianakis may lead a Confederacy of Dunces for director James Bobin

05.23.2012

Zach Galifianakis is attached to star as the famed literary hero Ignatius J. Reilly in an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize winning book A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES.  The role has previously been courted by the likes of John Belushi, John Candy, and Chris Farley, all of which were stopped short due to a case of death. 

Sources say that director James Bobin (THE MUPPETS) is in negotiations to helm the pic from a script by Phil Johnston (CEDAR RAPIDS, NEBRASKA).

Here's a brief synopsis of the book:

The story is set in New Orleans in the early 1960s. The central character is Ignatius J. Reilly, an educated but slothful 30-year-old man still living with his mother in the city's Uptown neighborhood, who, due to an incident early in the book, must set out to get a job. In his quest for employment he has various adventures with colorful French Quarter characters.

I am ashamed that I haven't read this, as I've heard of it frequently throughout the years.  However, with this news, I actually downloaded it to my kindle and plan to get caught up.  I'm a fan of Galifianakis and this seems like a role he was born to play.  Bobin's involvement with HBO's Flight of the Conchords and Da Ali G Show are what make him a great choice to handle this as well.  All in all, this feels like it could be a hell of a movie and I'm immediately reminded of a Terry Giliam-esque type of film, which is pretty awesome.

What do you think?  Do you have a better creative team in mind or does this fall in line with what you'd hope to see?

Extra Tidbit: The title derives from the epigraph by Jonathan Swift: "When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him."
Source: Vulture

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