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Bill Hader cast in David Foster Wallace story adapted to movie

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Months after Jason Segel’s turn as David Foster Wallace in The End of the Tour hit theaters, news comes that Bill Hader will star in Empress of Serenity, inspired by the late author’s essay “A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again.” It marks the directorial debut from writer-director Jesse Andrews (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl).

The essay details his experience during a weeklong Caribbean cruise. The movie is set during a cruise and centers on a man (Hader) and his father trying to strengthen their relationship.

Hader had a big summer. The Saturday Night Live alum voiced Fear in the Pixar hit Inside Out and co-starred in Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck as the all-around nice love interest, Aaron. He’s providing more voice work in the upcoming Angry Birds animated movie.

The Wrap first reported Hader’s casting.

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