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David Foster Wallace’s estate opposes biopic
April 23, 2014, 05:00 AM The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Relatives of David Foster Wallace say they’re opposed to the upcoming film “The End of the Tour,” which is based on David Lipsky’s 2010 book “Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace.”

In his book, Lipsky recounts accompanying Wallace, the author best known for his 1996 novel “Infinite Jest,” on his book tour.

Production on “The End of the Tour,” written by Donald Margulies, directed by James Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now”), and starring Jason Segel as Wallace and Jesse Eisenberg as Lipsky, wrapped in late March.

Lawyers for Wallace’s family and literary trust said in a news release Monday that they “have no connection with, and neither endorse nor support” the film.

They add that “the trust was given no advance notice that this production was underway” and the film “is loosely based on transcripts from an interview David consented to 18 years ago for a magazine article. ... That article was never published and David would have never agreed that those saved transcripts could later be repurposed as the basis of a movie.”

There was no mention of Lipsky’s book in the release, which also states that “individuals and companies involved with the production were made keenly aware of the substantive reasons for the trust’s and family’s objections to this project.”

The estate prefers Wallace, who killed himself in 2008, be “remembered for his extraordinary writing.”

A representative at Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein & Kohner, which represents the family, did not reply to a request from The Associated Press for further comment.

“The End of the Tour” is being produced by Anonymous Content and Kilburn Media domestically, with Sony handling international distribution. Sony, Anonymous Content and Kilburn Media also did not respond to requests for comment.

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