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Jason Segel and Robert Redford join Rooney Mara in The Discovery

Jason Segel and Robert Redford have signed on to star in the afterlife romance, The Discovery.

Segel and Redford join Rooney Mara in Charlie McDowell’s sci-fi love story, set two years after the discovery of a scientifically proven afterlife. Segel will star as the son of the man (Redford) who confirmed the existence of life after death, and Mara, who first came aboard the project in October, will play Segel’s love interest with a tragic backstory.

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Nominated for Nothing: The End of the Tour

Which movie was better: Mean Streets or The Sting? There’s no wrong answer, but here’s something that’s criminal: The Sting, George Roy Hill’s reunion with Paul Newman and Robert Redford, won seven Academy Awards, including the Oscar for Best Picture. (That’s not the criminal part…) Mean Streets, Martin Scorsese’s gritty crime pic with Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel, on the other hand, won zero Oscars. It didn’t win any Oscars because it wasn’t even nominated for a single award. Not one…

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Oscars 2016: Steve Carell, Kerry Washington, and more to present

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that Steve Carell, Priyanka Chopra, Quincy Jones, Byung-hun Lee, Jared Leto, Julianne Moore, Olivia Munn, Margot Robbie, Jason Segel, Andy Serkis, J.K. Simmons, Kerry Washington, and Reese Witherspoon will present awards at the upcoming Oscars ceremony.

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David Lipsky on his five days with David Foster Wallace that became The End of the Tour

The End of the Tour tells the story of two writers. One is celebrated author David Foster Wallace, played by Jason Segel. The other is David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg), the Rolling Stone journalist who shared the last leg of Wallace’s book tour for his famed novel Infinite Jest. The film is based on Lipsky’s “biography in five days,” Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, which he wrote after Wallace committed suicide in 2008.

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Jason Segel gets serious playing David Foster Wallace in The End of the Tour

Interview enough actors and you’ll start to hear certain tropes over and over again. Like how they were very shy as children. Or just how grateful they are to be in this project with that director. Another tried-and-true chestnut: They only want to take roles that push them out of their comfort zones. So when Jason Segel says, “I try to do things that scare me,” one could be forgiven for thinking he’s steering the conversation into well-worn territory.

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Casting Net: Jason Segel in talks to join Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara in Collateral Beauty

  • Jason Segel is currently in talks to join Rooney Mara and Hugh Jackman in Collateral Beauty, directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl). Allan Loeb penned the script, which follows a New York advertising exec who goes through a shattering personal tragedy.

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Watch Jason Segel channel David Foster Wallace in The End of the Tour trailer

Sundance favorite The End of the Tour doesn’t arrive in theaters till July 31, but the new trailer illustrates exactly why Utah audiences were so charmed. Jesse Eisenberg portrays writer David Lipsky who, in 1996, pitched Rolling Stone on a story about rising star novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), who had just published Infinite Jest.

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