David Foster Wallace's Family Object to Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg Movie

The family of the acclaimed late novelist David Foster Wallace have objected to a new movie about the writer, based on a road trip he took with a Rolling Stone reporter in 1996. The family say that "David would never have agreed that those saved transcripts could later be repurposed as the basis of a movie."

Jason SegelJason Segel Will Play David Foster Wallace

The move, The End of the Tour, stars Jason Segel as Wallace and Jesse Eisenberg as journalist David Lipsky who wrote Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself - based on a five-day trip he took with Wallace during the author's publicity tour for Infinite Jest in 1996.

A statement from the David Foster Wallace Literary Trust, Wallace's family and his publisher Little, Brown printed by the Los Angeles Times says they "wish to make it clear that they have no connection with, and neither endorse nor support The End of the Tour," according to The Guardian. 

"This motion picture is loosely based on transcripts from an interview David consented to 18 years ago for a magazine article about the publication of his novel, Infinite Jest. That article was never published and David would never have agreed that those saved transcripts could later be repurposed as the basis of a movie. 

Jesse EisenbergJesse Eisenberg Also Stars in 'The End of the Tour'

"The trust was given no advance notice that this production was underway and, in fact, first heard of it when it was publicly announced. For the avoidance of doubt, there is no circumstance under which the David Foster Wallace Literary Trust would have consented to the adaptation of this interview into a motion picture, and we do not consider it an homage," they continue.

Wallace - best known for his epic 1,000 page plus second novel Infinite Jest - killed himself in 2008 at the age of 48. He is often considered one of the finest writers of his generation. 

Since his death, Wallace's unfinished novel The Pale King has been published.

The End of the Tour, directed by The Spectacular Now's James Ponsoldt, has no set release date. It also stars Joan Cusack. 

Watch Jesse Eisenberg on the set of his enchanting new movie:


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