The Entertainment / by James Kelleher

This is the first trailer for James Ponsoldt's David Foster Wallace biopic The End of The Tour. Jason Segel (!) plays DFW and Jesse Eisenberg plays David Lipsky, the Rolling Stone journalist sent to interview Wallace in the final stages of the Infinite Jest book tour (the film is an adaptation of Lipsky's book Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself).

So far it's looking like a fine bit of Linklaterian chatty melancholy, if you can gloss over the unease that Wallace would probably have felt about being portrayed on film; his family and estate have gone on the record to distance themselves from the whole thing. There's every chance I'll get around to watching this a long time before I manage to crack the spine of The Pale King.

The End of The Tour is released in the US on the 31st July and who-knows-when in Europe.