You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Sundance: A24 Finalizes Deal for James Ponsoldt’s ‘The End of the Tour’

A24 has closed a deal for James Ponsoldt’s “The End of the Tour,” starring Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace and Jesse Eisenberg as a Rolling Stone journalist interviewing him.

Based on the David Lipsky memoir, the film premieres Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival.

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.

Ponsoldt says, “I’m thrilled the film will be in the trustworthy and inspired hands of A24,” said Ponsoldt in a statement.

Ponsoldt’s “The Spectacular Now,” also released by A24, won a special jury award at Sundance in 2013 as did his drama “Smashed” the year before. A24 released films including “Obvious Child” and “Under the Skin” in 2014 and has “A Most Violent Year” currently in release.

The End of the Tour” was produced by Anonymous Content’s David Kanter and Matt DeRoss, Modern Man Films’ James Dahl, and Kilburn Media’s Mark Manuel and Ted O’Neal.

The acquisition was negotiated by UTA Independent Film Group and WME Global. Ponsoldt is also represented by UTA. Fortitude International is handling international sales.

 

More Film

  • Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt Sayles/AP/REX/Shutterstock

    Martin Bregman, 'Scarface' Producer, Dies at 92

    A24 has closed a deal for James Ponsoldt’s “The End of the Tour,” starring Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace and Jesse Eisenberg as a Rolling Stone journalist interviewing him. Based on the David Lipsky memoir, the film premieres Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival. Lipsky’s memoir is titled “Although Of Course You End Up […]

  • SUPER FAMILY -- In Disney Pixar’s

    Box Office: 'Incredibles 2' Shatters Records With Heroic $180 Million Opening

    A24 has closed a deal for James Ponsoldt’s “The End of the Tour,” starring Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace and Jesse Eisenberg as a Rolling Stone journalist interviewing him. Based on the David Lipsky memoir, the film premieres Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival. Lipsky’s memoir is titled “Although Of Course You End Up […]

  • shanghai skyline China Placeholder

    Shanghai Festival: Chinese Film Studios Rethink Growth Strategy as Challenges Loom

    A24 has closed a deal for James Ponsoldt’s “The End of the Tour,” starring Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace and Jesse Eisenberg as a Rolling Stone journalist interviewing him. Based on the David Lipsky memoir, the film premieres Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival. Lipsky’s memoir is titled “Although Of Course You End Up […]

  • 'Lucid' Director Adam Morse Reveals He's

    A Week Before Premiering Billy Zane Movie 'Lucid,' Director Adam Morse Reveals He's Blind

    A24 has closed a deal for James Ponsoldt’s “The End of the Tour,” starring Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace and Jesse Eisenberg as a Rolling Stone journalist interviewing him. Based on the David Lipsky memoir, the film premieres Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival. Lipsky’s memoir is titled “Although Of Course You End Up […]

  • Annecy: ‘Funan,’ ‘Bloeistraat 11,’ ‘Dam Keeper,’

    Annecy: ‘Funan,’ ‘Bloeistraat 11,’ ‘Dam Keeper’ Triumph at Buoyant Festival

    A24 has closed a deal for James Ponsoldt’s “The End of the Tour,” starring Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace and Jesse Eisenberg as a Rolling Stone journalist interviewing him. Based on the David Lipsky memoir, the film premieres Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival. Lipsky’s memoir is titled “Although Of Course You End Up […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content