The First Trailer for the Upcoming David Foster Wallace Film Is Now Online

Heads up David Fos­ter Wal­lace fans. Yes­ter­day, A24 Films released a trail­er for The End of the Tour, James Ponsoldt’s upcom­ing film which stars Jason Segel as David Fos­ter Wal­lace, and Jesse Eisen­berg as Rolling Stone jour­nal­ist David Lip­sky. The film is based on Lip­sky’s 2010 mem­oir, Although of Course You End Up Becom­ing Your­selfwhich doc­u­ments the five-day road trip Lip­sky took with Wal­lace in 1996, just as Wal­lace was com­plet­ing the book tour for his break­out nov­el Infi­nite Jest.

You might know Jason Segel from lighter and often hilar­i­ous com­e­dy films like For­get­ting Sarah Mar­shall and Knocked Up. When The End of the Tour hits the­aters on July 31st, you’ll see him inhab­it­ing a very dif­fer­ent kind of role.

When you’re done watch­ing the trail­er above, you can see the real David Fos­ter Wal­lace in Big, Uncut Inter­view record­ed in 2003. It makes for an inter­est­ing com­par­i­son.

via Vari­ety

Relat­ed Con­tent:

David Fos­ter Wallace’s 1994 Syl­labus: How to Teach Seri­ous Lit­er­a­ture with Light­weight Books

30 Free Essays & Sto­ries by David Fos­ter Wal­lace on the Web

‘This Is Water’: Com­plete Audio of David Fos­ter Wallace’s Keny­on Grad­u­a­tion Speech (2005)

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