The new movie “Influencer” stars Robert De Niro, John C. Reilly, Zachary Quinto and Will Smith.
It’s an adaptation of the hit book, which was adapted into a film by Paramount in 2006.
But it’s the book’s creator, David Foster Wallace, who has the most to say about his new book, “I Can Do Anything,” which premieres Tuesday night on Netflix.
The movie, which will also feature an extended version of Wallace’s short story “The Big Picture,” is set in a world where everyone is an influencer and there is a global community of influencers, from the president to the celebrity chef.
And Wallace says he can do whatever he wants.
“I think I have a lot of power,” he told Entertainment Weekly.
“I can do anything, I can do it to anyone, and I can even say anything.”
The new “Influence” film, directed by Scott Rudin and written by Scott Miller, tells the story of the rise and fall of an unlikely trio of influencer marketing professionals.
The film stars Robert de Niro as Mark, a New York-based entrepreneur and a man with a deep passion for music; Zachary Quinn as Mark’s wife, Mary; and Will Taylor as a new generation of influencers.
The film stars a cast that includes Mark’s longtime friend and business partner, Kevin McAdoo, as well as the voice of the Internet: James Marsden.
The story centers on a young Mark’s quest to become the next David Foster Wallerstein, a successful musician who’s just a few months away from becoming the world’s best-selling author.
Wallace tells EW that he wanted to create a film that is “completely original and authentic” and that it’s “the kind of film that will never be made again.”
He also says he didn’t want to create “a movie where everyone has a voice.”
He continued, “It’s about a bunch of people, a bunch who are the influencers.
But they all have a voice, and a lot have a shared purpose, a shared goal, a common goal.
The only difference between us and the rest of the influencer community is we have a bigger mission, we’re trying to create something that can affect millions of people and change the world.
And that’s what ‘I can Do Anything’ is about.”
The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and features a cast including Robert De López, Robert Pattinson, James Marsdeaux, J.K. Simmons, Michael Sheen, Zach Galifianakis and J.J. Abrams.
It also stars Will Smith, Zach Ryan, Zach Woods, Jason Sudeikis, Josh Brolin, Michael B. Jordan, Jodie Foster, and more.
Watch a preview of “Inflictor” below.
Watch “Influent” here: