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Segel, Eisenberg team up for film

Jason Segel is to play late author David Foster Wallace in a new film.

The How I Met Your Mother actor will star as the novelist - who committed suicide in 2008 - in The End Of The Tour, reported The Wrap.

The film will be based on Rolling Stone journalist David Lipsky's book, Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace.

The Social Network's Jesse Eisenberg will play Lipsky.

The film sees Lipsky accompanying Wallace across the US as he is promoting his book Infinite Jest. Along the way "jealousy and competition bubbles up between the two writers as they discuss women, depression and the pros and cons of fame".

James Ponsoldt will direct the movie, with pr oduction due to begin early next year.

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