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Somewhere in the not-so-distant future, the residents of Ennet House, a Boston halfway house for recovering addicts, and students at the nearby Enfield Tennis Academy are ensnared in the search for the master copy of Infinite Jest – a movie said to be so dangerously entertaining its viewers become entranced and expire in a state of catatonic bliss…

Based on the highly acclaimed novel by David Foster Wallace, this film attempts to be the ultimate entertainment predicted by its visionary author.


Asa Butterfield as Harold Incandenza

Naomi Watts as Avril Incandenza

Armie Hammer as Donald Gately

Michael Shannon as James O. Incandenza

Elle Fanning as Joelle Van Dyne / Madame Psychosis / Lucille Duquette

Tom Holland as Michael Pemulis

Casey Affleck as Randy Lenz

Laura Dern as Kate Gompert

Sean Penn as Hugh Steeply

Joaquin Phoenix as Lyle

David Lynch as Disney Leith

John Cusack as David Foster Wallace

Kyle McLachlan as Charles Tavis

Rico Rodriguez as Mario Incandenza

Frank Dillane as Orin Incandenza

Lara Flynn Boyle as Dr. Dolores Rusk

Dylan Minnette as Ortho ‘The Darkness’ Stice

Caleb McLaughlin as Idris Arslanian

Mackenzie Foy as Ann Kittenplan

Mahershala Ali as Kenkle

Liam James as Kieran McKenna

Ian Nelson as John Wayne

Charles Melton as LaMont Chu

Christoph Waltz as Gerhardt Schtitt

Sherilyn Fenn as Pat Montesian

Harvey Keitel as Geoffrey Day

Amanda Seyfried as Danielle Steenbok

William H. Macy as Tiny Ewell

Jerry G. Angelo as Robert F (“Bob Death”)

Isabella Rossellini as Mrs. Waite

Michael Peña as Eugenio Martinez

Laura Harring as Cathy

Sheryl Lee as Gertraude

Emory Cohen as Ken Erdedy

Ma̎dchen Amick as Charlotte Treat

Peter North as Calvin Thrust

Willem Dafoe as “Ferocious” Francis

Karolina Gruszka as Pamela Hoffman-Jeep

Jeremy Irvine as Bruce Green

Liana Liberato as Mildred Bonk

Kiernan Shipka as Wardine

John Turturro as Roy Tony

Millie Bobby Brown as Clenette

Kodi Smit-McPhee as Reginald

Justin Theroux as Doctor

Raffey Cassidy as Millicent Kent

Taron Egerton as “Mad” Matty Pemulis

Maia Mitchell as Molly Notkin

Michael J. Andersen as Remy Marathe

Kim Coates as M. Fortier

Shawn Levy as Guillaume DuPlessis

Vanessa Lengies as Luria P——

Dana Ashbrook as Rodney Tine, Sr.

Kumail Nanjiani as Medical Attaché

Riz Ahmed as Prince Q——

Ray Wise as President Johnny Gentle

Nat Wolff as Student Engineer

Everett McGill as Poor Tony Krause

Patrick Fischler as Facklemann

Michael Horse as Eighties Bill

Crispin Glover as Dwane R. Glynn

Kat Turner as “Lateral” Alice Moore


written by David Foster Wallace

screenplay and direction by David Lynch

music by Angelo Badalamenti, Kevin Parker, Trent Reznor

cinematography by Peter Deming

The Book, The Film, Its Artist and His Writer

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