This has long been a rumored film, but something always gets in the way -- maybe the ghost of John Kennedy Toole himself. The one-of-a-kind novel, sadly posthumously published and decorated with a Pulitzer Prize, features the truly unforgettable Ignatius J. Reilly at the center, a portly, acerbic, misanthropic nutter. Anyway, now comes word that Zach Galiafianakis may star in a new attempt to get the film made, with Flight of the Conchords and Muppets director James Bobin in charge -- sounds like a perfect match. But color me skeptical that it will happen, and still somewhat skeptical that it should.
Anyway, hat tip to Vulture for the report.
What do you think? Is Zach right for the role, or too "hipster"-ish? I think he can capture the smugness and find some of Reilly's clumsiness.