Zach Galifianakis is set to star in 'A Confederacy of Dunces' as eccentric 30-something Ignatius J Reilly, who still lives with his mother but sets out to find a new job in New Orleans' French Quarter.
Zach Galifianakis is set to star in 'A Confederacy of Dunces'.
Zach will portray Ignatius J Reilly, an eccentric 30-something who still lives with his mother but sets out to making something of his life and aims to find a job in New Orleans' French Quarter, Vulture reports.
Zach's 'The Campaign' co-star Will Ferrell previously set out to make a movie based on the novel - which was published in 1980, more than one decade after the author's suicide - with a script co-written by Steven Soderbergh, but the film was never made.
When asked what happened with the project, Will said: ''It's a mystery. For some reason that's a very scary project for people to take on.''
It's not the first failed attempt at adapting the book into a film after Harold Ramis tried to create a motion picture out of the novel in 1982 but it was shelved after John Belushi, who was in line to play Ingatius, died.