Zach Galifianakis may be joining an adaptation of John Kennedy Toole's Pulitzer Prize winning novel A Confederacy of Dunces.
The actor will play Ignatius J. Reilly, a self proclaimed genius in his mid-thirties that lives at home. The film follows the character as he sets out to find a job in the New Orleans French Quarter. The Muppets director James Bobin is in talks to direct, with Phil Johnston writing the script. Scott Rudin is producing for Paramount Pictures.