Hot on the heels of his nostalgic return of The Muppets, director James Bobin is already working on a sequel. However, it sounds like he might be putting his talents to use getting a long gestating adaptation off the ground after decades of various attempts. Show More Summary
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. Show More Summary
Well, maybe. Things fall apart. But he’s signed on to play the lead role in the Terry Gilliam’s Don Quixote of movies: Confederacy of Dunces. Speaking of: I tried reading that this year finally and found it dull. Is it just me? Mr. Pulitzer, is it just me?
Harold Ramis and John Belushi. Scott Rudin, Steven Soderbergh, David Gordon Green and Will Ferrell. John Waters and Divine. John Candy. Chris Farley. Stephen Fry. Buck Henry. John Goodman. Throughout three decades, these men and others of various power and influence have applied (or at least attached) themselves to what was proven the most unadaptable [...]
There are long-simmering projects, and then there’s A Confederacy of Dunces. A cinematic adaptation of John Kennedy Toole‘s canonical novel has been in development since the early ’80s, and has gone through many hands in the decades since with no success. But Hollywood keeps trying, and now the latest big names to try and crack [...]
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John Kennedy Toole never got to see his lone novel, ‘A Confederacy of Dunces,’ get published, as it was only ever made public eleven years after his death. And names like John Belushi, John Candy, and Chris Farley never got the chance...Show More Summary
The actor is attached to play a man in his 30s who lives at home and sets out to find a job in New Orleans' French Quarter. [...]
With James Bobin attached to direct.
Zach Galifianakis could be taking on the role of Ignatius J. Reilly in a feature-film version of A Confederacy of Dunces. Vulture is reporting that the project is back on track with The Muppets director James Bobin now at the helm. Said...Show More Summary
“When Fortuna spins you downward, go out to a movie and get more out of life.” - Ignatius J. Reilly, A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole’s posthumously Pulitzer Prize-winning novel may finally be taking its protagonist’s advice: Vulture hears exclusively that Flight of the Conchords co-creator and The Muppets ... More »
Did you really dig Cory MacLauchlin’s Millions article on The Lost Manuscript to A Confederacy of Dunces? If so, you’ll love this interview with MacLauchlin in Deep South Magazine. Related posts: South Africa, 2010 The last of the World Cup qualifying matches wrapped up... And from the Missus Believe it or not, Mrs. Millions reads [...]Show More Summary
Cory MacLauchlin illuminates the mysterious and tragic life of the author of 'A Confederacy of Dunces'. Review by Jack Joslin If you didn't know already, it's in the book's subtitle: the tale of John Kennedy Toole's life is a sad one. Show More Summary
John Kennedy Toole’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel A Confederacy of Dunces is a very polarizing book that carries a lot of baggage. Some people think it’s one of the greatest American novels ever written and captures the spirit of New Orleans better than anything before or since, and some think it’s the most pointless, wandering, [...]
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I had nearly given up on the original manuscript of Confederacy of Dunces until a year ago when I interviewed Lynda Martin, the sister of John Kennedy Toole's best friend in high school. “The manuscript?” she said in a soft southern accent. “Yes, well I have it in my closet here at home.”
Assume that Hollywood would not do to your nominee what it did to "The Bonfire of the Vanities" and "Ghost Story." Which novels deserve a fine film version? My initial nominees: "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole "Wolf Hall" by Hilary Mantel "The Known World" by Edward P. Show More Summary
A few Romenesko readers/”Confederacy of Dunces” fans expressed some concern on Sunday when I tweeted a link to NPR’s Tumblr, which reported that the Ignatius J. Reilly statue at the Chateau Bourbon hotel was missing. Not to worry, though; the hotel told me today that Ignatius was removed for some hotel restoration work and will … Read More
NEW ORLEANS — Of all the stories about New Orleans, John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces is one of the most universally beloved. So an artist who attempts to engage it in a different medium has their work cut out for them from...Show More Summary