Zach Galifianakis to Star in Adaptation of Confederacy of Dunces
After years of false starts, it appears as if John Kennedy Toole’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A Confederacy of Dunces will finally get the film adaptation it deserves. Vulture has reported that The Muppets director and Flight of the Conchords co-creator James Bobin is in talks with Paramount Pictures to get the movie produced. Cedar Rapids writer Phil Johnston would adapt a screenplay, and Zach Galifianakis has been pegged to star as the iconic Ignatius J. Reilly.
This is certainly not the first time someone has attempted to make a movie out of the acclaimed novel. John Belushi was originally slated to star as Reilly, but overdosed just days before he was scheduled to meet with Universal Pictures to discuss the project. John Candy and Chris Farley also had agreed to portray Reilly, but also both died before filming could begin.
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