Watch: The First Trailer for THE END OF THE TOUR

A24 has revealed the first The End of the Tour trailer on YouTube. The thought-provoking Sundance Film Festival hit stars Jason Segel as celebrated author David Foster Wallace opposite Jesse Eisenberg who plays a Rolling Stone journalist David Lipsky.

Directed by James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now) and co-starring Joan Cusack (“Shameless”), Mamie Gummer (Cake), and Anna Chlumsky (“Veep”), the film debuted in January to good reviews at the Sundance Film Festival.

The End of the Tour opens in limited release on July 31st and chronicles four days in 1996, when Lipsky interviewed Wallace during the promotional tour for the latter’s novel “Infinite Jest.” Wallace, the author of darkly ironic novels, essays and short stories, committed suicide in 2008.

Check out the trailer for the film which sounds like a compacted talk-fest.

THE END OF THE TOUR tells the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter (and novelist) David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, Infinite Jest. As the days go on, a tenuous yet intense relationship seems to develop between journalist and subject. The two men bob and weave around each other, sharing laughs and also possibly revealing hidden frailties – but it’s never clear how truthful they are being with each other. Ironically, the interview was never published, and five days of audio tapes were packed away in Lipsky’s closet. The two men did not meet again. The film is based on Lipsky’s critically acclaimed memoir about this unforgettable encounter, written following Wallace’s 2008 suicide. Both Segel and Eisenberg reveal great depths of emotion in their performances and the film is directed with humor and tenderness by Sundance vet James Ponsoldt from Pulitzer- Prize winner Donald Margulies’ insightful and heartbreaking screenplay.

Jason Segel And Jesse Eisenberg