Jason Segel to Play David Foster Wallace in Forthcoming FilmS

Today in castings that make you go "hmmmm" in a way that is maybe more intrigued than skeptical (obviously a routinely updated news category), Jason Segel — you may remember his dick — will play the mercurial author David Foster Wallace in a new movie called The End of the Tour.

The film, which is scheduled to begin shooting in the spring, is based on Rolling Stone writer David Lipsky's book Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself. The book chronicles his travels with Foster Wallace, who hanged himself in 2008, as he promoted his classic novel Infinite Jest.

Lipsky will be played by Jesse Eisenberg, who looks quietly unsettling with facial hair, under the direction of James Ponsoldt, who last directed the indie Spectacular Now.