And I’m figuratively rolling on the floor with my knees pulled against my chest, saying, “I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know.”
2015 is going to be a banner year for movies: We’ve got Star Wars, Jurassic World, Terminator Genisys, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Pan, Spectre, Ant Man, Cinderella, Mad Max, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, and a new freaking Spongebob movie! That’s actually not all of the big name movies coming to theaters near you, but the one that has me the most anxious (not Star Wars) is The End of the Tour.
For those of you unaware, The End of the Tour is a David Foster Wallace semi-bio pic that takes place in 1996 during a five-day interview he had with then Rolling Stone magazine reporter, David Lipsky. I’ve read the book-length interview two times, and I have not a damn clue as to how director James Ponsoldt will pull this movie off (or at least in a manner that is interesting to a wider audience) without bastardizing Wallace, who happens to be a literary hero of mine. I’ve found myself questioning everything about this production: the casting of Jason Segel as Wallace, Eisenberg as Lipsky, the source material, the total lack of support by the David Foster Wallace foundation, and the entire idea of portraying David Foster Wallace in a film, period. However, despite my anxiety over the film, I’m eager to see its first trailer. For now, I’ll have to live with its first official photo, which is meh.