The John Kennedy Toole novel that has killed many a comedian is targeted for adaptation once again.
ANOTHER ATTEMPT AT CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES, THIS TIME WITH GALIFIANAKIS
I love Zack, but given the positive response to "Bernie", i think a subdued Jack Black would be perfect as Ignatius; however, lets face it: this is one HUGE monster of an adaptation; the book is fairly unique and its humor and characters would be really hard to nail onscreen.
Weird, I posted a fantasy casting of this over at the Cast Your Favorite Books thread just a few days ago.
Though either Galifianakis or Black could potentially be an adequate Ignatius (Galifianakis moreso), they both seem much too short for the role. Ignatius is a great, blubbery mountain, not a round little hobbit. We shall see. (And I'll add my voice to those hoping this doesn't lead to Galifianakis going the way of John Belushi, John Candy, and Chris Farley.)