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Jason Segel will play David Foster Wallace in forthcoming film “The End of the Tour.” The film is based on the 2010 book “Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace” written by Rolling Stone journalist David Lipsky.

Lipsky criss-crossed the US with Foster Wallace as he promoted his mammoth novel “Infinite Jest.” The movie script will be by Pulitzer-winner Donald Margulies.

And Jesse Eisenberg, who played Mark Zuckerberg in “The Social Network” will play Lipsky.

The film is yet another posthumous addition to the Foster Wallace legend. He became one of the most celebrated US writers for his blend of left-field observation and pop-culture savvy. Tragically, he committed suicide in 2008.

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