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Here’s another hot ticket out of this year’s Sundance, acquired by distributor A24 as the fest was getting under way. The End of the Tour is based on David Lipsky’s book Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace. The trip was arranged as an interview Lipsky undertook for Rolling Stone after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s Infinite Jest. The movie stars an almost unrecognizable (and seemingly unlikely) Jason Segel as the… »
Jason Segel is seen as an actor who can light up even the dreariest comedy with his amusing, everyman shtick, and has built himself into a comedic leading man because of this talent. He's veered into dramatic territory before, but takes a full dive into the serious in the trailer for The End Of The Tour, in which he plays author David Foster Wallace. And it looks as though Segel could be in the conversation come awards season for his portrayal of the troubled novelist. The End Of The Tour looks set to be Jason Segel’s most mature and profound work to date. Yep, even more mature and profound than Sex Tape. From this brief introduction to the drama, which wowed at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, it’s clear to see that Segel not only holds his own against his Academy Award-nominated »
At this stage, when you think of Jason Segel you think of the lovable oaf, so prepare for that allusion to be shatter with the trailer for The End of the Tour. Already a hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, End of the Tour, based on the novel Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself by journalist Dave Lipsky, follows five days in 1996 Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) spent on the road for an interview with acclaimed author David Foster Wallace (Segel) during the book tour of Wallace’s groundbreaking novel, Infinite Jest. An intense and tenuous relationship formed between the, and after the five day they never met each other again, and the interview was never published, the audio tapes being packed away in Lipsky’s closet. The above trailer offers a heartbreaking look at the intense burgeoning friendship between the two men, and to steal a blurb from it, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
I’ve only been to the Sundance Film Festival once, but every single year I’m on the lookout for which titles from Park City could make the transition to the Academy Award race late in the year. Sundance this year had a handful of offerings that meet such criteria, but none captured my interest as much as The End of the Tour. The movie, from up and coming ace filmmaker James Ponsoldt, captured some of the fest’s best reviews and did in fact create some awards buzz, so today’s debut of a Trailer for the film (which you can see below) has me very excited about its possibilities. If you’re not aware about the flick at all from Sundance, it’s a look at the time spent between Rolling Stone writer David Lipsky and the celebrated late author David Foster Wallace, while the former interviews the latter for an article. »
- Joey Magidson
Here’s the first trailer for James Ponsoldt’s David Foster Wallace biopic, The End of the Tour, which picked up several nice notices out of Sundance, if not from his family and literary estate. Starring Jason Segel as Wallace and Jesse Eisenberg as the Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky, the two-hander winds through a leg of the former’s book tour for Infinite Jest. A24 will release the film on July 31. »
- Sarah Salovaara
Jason Segel is taking a leap from his usual comedic roles to play real-life author David Foster Wallace in The End of the Tour. Jesse Eisenberg stars opposite him as Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky, the writer who chronicled five days with Wallace at the end of his book tour (which he wrote about in the book Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace, which the movie is also based on). Whatever doubts you may have about Segel being able to play the dramatic role, put them aside, because it looks like this could be the film that marks a turning point in his career. The film comes out July 31, so get your first look at footage now. »
Two of the buzziest films to emerge from Sundance 2015 were "The Diary of a Teenage Girl" and "The End of the Tour." These may be Summer releases, but don't count them out of the year-end awards race. A moving and tender story of female sexuality in full bloom set in '70s San Francisco, Marielle Heller's "Diary of a Teenage Girl" opens from Sony Pictures Classics on August 7. Kristen Wiig shines as the hard-living mother of titular Minnie, played by spectacular newcomer Bel Powley, who takes up an affair with mom's hunky boyfriend (Alexander Skarsgard). Read More: Breakthrough New Director Marielle Heller on the Road to "Diary of a Teenage Girl" A24, meanwhile, will give James Ponsoldt's "End of the Tour" an early start going into the 2015 Oscar corridor for Jesse Eisenberg, who plays journo David Lipsyky, opposite Jason Segel's David Foster Wallace. Based on Lipsky's memoir »
- Ryan Lattanzio
The End of the Tour follows the true-to-life story of a Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) as he joins novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel) on his book tour after the incredible success of Infinite Jest in 1996.
Though the interview from the five-day road trip was never published, Lipsky compiled his taped conversations with the novelist in his memoir Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself following Wallace’s 2008 suicide. The film, adapted from the memoir, received high praise from critics this winter at the Sundance film festival.
Directed by James Ponsoldt, The End of the Tour also stars Ron Livingston (Office Space, “Band of Brothers”) and boasts music by the Academy Award-winning composer (and probable best friend to Tim Burton) Danny Elfman. The film will play select Cineplex theatres starting on July 31, 2015.
- Sasha James
One look at the new trailer for The End of the Tour and it's almost impossible to recognize Jason Segel. The actor completely transformed for the role of author David Foster Wallace, both in appearance (he donned Wallace's signature long locks and constant bandana) and personality. After all, this is the guy who we last saw in Sex Tape. The End of the Tour is based on Although of Course You End Up Being Yourself, which tells the story of a Rolling Stone writer joining Wallace on the last leg of his book tour for his novel Infinite Jest. We know, we know, it's pretty confusing—especially if you haven't been following the whole saga. Let us break it down for you. David Foster »
The upcoming drama is based on David Lipsky's memoir about travelling with David Foster Wallace just as he became a literary superstar.
Segel is dishevelled, with long hair and an ever-present bandana, in playing Wallace, who wrote the classic novel Infinite Jest.
Jesse Eisenberg plays Lipsky, a journalist who tries to find the truth behind Wallace's public persona in just five days.
Wallace's family have objected to the film's portrayal of the author, who committed suicide in 2008 after battling depression for years.
The End of the Tour will be released in the Us this summer. »
The first trailer has arrived online for The End of the Tour, the critically-acclaimed drama from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, which stars Jason Segel (The Muppets) and Jesse Eisenberg (Night Moves). Check it out below after the official synopsis…
The End Of The Tour tells the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter (and novelist) David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason 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. »
- Scott J. Davis
Famed author David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel) and Rolling Stone writer David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) form a complicated bond in the first trailer for The End of the Tour, a film that examines the duo's five-day encounter during the writer's Infinite Jest book tour. "When I think of this trip, I see David and me in the front seat of his car," Eisenberg narrates in the clip. "He wants something better than he has. I want precisely what he has already."
The two hang out, drive around, smoke large quantities »
Jason Segel‘s turn as late author David Foster Wallace earned rave reviews after it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and now everyone who wasn’t there can get a glimpse of the “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” star shining in a dramatic role. The first trailer for the upcoming A24 release directed by James Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now”) focuses on the budding relationship between Wallace, the author of “Infinite Jest,” and Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky, played by Jesse Eisenberg (“The Social Network”). Lipsky joined the author who committed suicide in 2008 on a 5-day promotional book tour »
- Greg Gilman
Could this movie earn Segel an Oscar nomination?
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- Christopher Campbell
Talk dominates in the trailer, which consists of conversations between the two. “I treasure my regular guy-ness,” a disheveled-looking Segel says at one point.
A24 bought the film, based on David Lipsky’s memoir, following its premiere at Sundance in January. Lipsky’s memoir is titled “Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace,” about a five-day interview with the novelist in 1996. The book was written after Wallace’s 2008 suicide.
- Dave McNary
David Foster Wallace might not be as recognizable name here as he is in the States, but the late author is still respected as one of the best writers of the late 20th Century. The Spectacular Now’s James Ponsoldt has made The End Of The Tour, a film about a wide-ranging interview with the man around the release of his acclaimed novel Infinite Jest. And to prove it, here's the first trailer.Jason Segel – who has won praise for his channelling of Wallace – and Jesse Eisenberg star in the film, which chronicles the five-day trip that Rolling Stone journalist David Lipsky took with Wallace in 1996 as the author embarked on his book tour. The result was a rambling, complicated, human conversation between the two that never actually made it to publication in the magazine. Fortunately, Lipsky wrote a memoir of the trip, Although Of Course You End Up Becoming »
You've seen the Instagrams of Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace — now see the real thing: The first trailer for The End of the Tour, based on David Lipsky's Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, is here, which means we can all judge the performance that earned Segel super-early Oscar buzz at Sundance. If you're David Foster Wallace's family, you'll probably hate it! »
- Nate Jones
A couple of key new trailers today for some smaller films scheduled to hit over the Summer and Fall. First up there's "A Walk in the Woods," the Robert Redford and Nick Nolte-led film about two elderly guys hiking the Appalachian Trail, and then the first trailer for the Kevin Bacon-led indie film "Cop Car".
After that there's "Pawn Sacrifice" starring Tobey Maguire and Live Schrieber which deals with the famed match between American chess prodigy Bobby Fisher and Russian Boris Spassky, and finally the Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg-led film "The End of the Tour" about a journalist following a famed writer on a book tour.
- Garth Franklin
An official selection at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Alex Billington (FirstShowing.net) called it “beautifully moving and mind-expanding.”
The End Of The Tour tells the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter (and novelist) David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason 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. »
- Michelle McCue
One of the most talked about performances out of this year's Sundance Film Festival was Jason Segel's as author David Foster Wallace in James Ponsoldt's new drama The End of the Tour, which was picked up by A24 and will be hitting theaters on July 31. Today we get the movie's first trailer. Co-starring Jesse Eisenberg as "Rolling Stone" reporter David Lipsky, the story is set in 1996, shortly after the publication of Wallace's groundbreaking novel "Infinite Jest" and follows a five-day interview session between Wallace and Lipsky. The two form a relationship as they bob and weave around each other, revealing as much in what they don't say as what the say. They share laughs, expose hidden frailties, yet it's never clear when or to what extent they are being truthful. The interview is never published. Five days of audio tapes are packed away in Lipsky's closet, and the two men never meet again. »
- Brad Brevet
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