THE END OF THE TOUR is an upcoming biographical drama film directed by James Ponsoldt (Smashed, The Spectacular Now) and written by Donald Margulies, based on David Lipsky’s 2010 critically acclaimed memoir Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself. Starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg, the film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and received positive reviews.
The film tells the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter (and novelist) David Lipsky (Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Segel), which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, Infinite Jest. As the days go on, a tenuous yet intense relationship seems to develop between journalist and subject. The two men bob and weave around each other, sharing laughs and also possibly revealing hidden frailties - but it’s never clear how truthful they are being with each other. Ironically, the interview was never published, and five days of audio tapes were packed away in Lipsky’s closet. The two men did not meet again.
- via A24