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Watch Jason Segel become David Foster Wallace in the first trailer for The End of the Tour

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James Ponsoldt's The End of the Tour, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel, debuted at Sundance last winter to rave reviews probably for a few reasons. First, as a movie about David Foster Wallace, it's less a biopic and much more a considered portrait of an author wrestling with his fame. Second, Jason Segel is excellent in his portrayal of Wallace, pained and forever on the offensive against a journalist (Eisenberg) so focused on his genius. The movie is powerful and moving, and its first trailer doesn't hide that fact. Thankfully, audiences will be able to see it in full when it debuts in theaters on July 31st.