Tommy Wiseau’s 2003 film, The Room, has become one of the strangest cult classics to ever emerge out of the underground film scene. Made for a whopping $6 million, The Room is without a doubt one of the worst films ever made. But it’s also one of those movies you can’t help but watch over and over. With hundreds of weekly screenings around the world – some of them attended by Tommy Wiseau and co-star Greg Sestero – The Room has the dubious honor of possibly being both the world’s most loved and hated film.
It’s also a favorite amongst comedians, for obvious reasons, which is why it makes sense that James Franco – who both directed the film and stars as the mysterious Wiseau – decided to get together with all of his buddies and adapt Sestero’s book, The Disaster Artist, for the big screen. Co-starring Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Josh Hutcherson, Alison Brie, Zac Efron, Lizzy Caplan, Dylan Minnette, Paul Scheer, Bryan Cranston, Kristen Bell, Adam Scott, Judd Apatow, and many, many more of your favorite actors and comedians, The Disaster Artist tells the incredibly true story about one man’s unstoppable dream to make the Great American Film.
The project has been in-development for a while and has quickly become Franco’s most popular project as a director. With guidance from Wiseau and Sestero themselves, The Disaster Artist already looks like it’s going to be a hilarious and incisive look at fame and the movie industry through the eyes of someone that nobody has actually confirmed is human. The film opened to rave reviews at SXSW and is currently rocking an 82 on Metascore and a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes. Some are even predicting an Oscar nomination for James Franco, as well as a writing nom for Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, who previously penned (500) Days of Summer, The Spectacular Now, The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns, and the upcoming New Mutants film from Josh Boone.
Check out the teaser and let us know what you think! The Disaster Artist hits theaters in December!