Jason Segel must rock a bandana like this. If Jason Segel can’t pull this off, the entire film is worthless. If the 6’4” Segel can’t put a square of fabric on his head and convince a viewer as picky as Wallace — a writer who so famously obsessed over every little detail — himself that he’s one of Generation X’s greatest writers, nothing else is going to matter.
Aside from that, well, how will The End of the Tour actually work? Will it be some strange My Dinner With Andre type of affair, two writers engaged in an ongoing mental duel as they travel across the country? Or will director James Ponsoldt try and make it into some sort of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas story? As far as I’m concerned, avoiding the latter in favor of a slow and strange journey that doesn’t closely resemble any of these forerunners would be the best course of action, because if The End of the Tour is going to do Wallace justice, the one thing it will have to be is unique.