A full trailer has been released for James Franco's upcoming comedy The Disaster Artist. The film tells the true story of the making of the legendary awful film The Room, which is known as “the ‘Citizen Kane’ of bad movies.” James Franco plays director Tommy Wiseau and it's such a hilariously on spot interpretation. This new trailer just had me busting up with laughter. The Disaster Artist is going to be one hell of an entertaining movie.
The film is based on the book, The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made, and it also stars Dave Franco and Seth Rogen. The book description:
Nineteen-year-old Greg Sestero met Tommy Wiseau at an acting school in San Francisco. Wiseau’s scenes were rivetingly wrong, yet Sestero, hypnotized by such uninhibited acting, thought, “I have to do a scene with this guy.” That impulse changed both of their lives. Wiseau seemed never to have read the rule book on interpersonal relationships (or the instructions on a bottle of black hair dye), yet he generously offered to put the aspiring actor up in his LA apartment. Sestero’s nascent acting career first sizzled, then fizzled, resulting in Wiseau’s last-second offer to Sestero of costarring with him in The Room, a movie Wiseau wrote and planned to finance, produce, and direct—in the parking lot of a Hollywood equipment-rental shop.
Wiseau spent $6 million of his own money on his film, but despite the efforts of the disbelieving (and frequently fired) crew and embarrassed (and frequently fired) actors, the movie made no sense. Nevertheless Wiseau rented a Hollywood billboard featuring his alarming headshot and staged a red carpet premiere. The Room made $1800 at the box office and closed after two weeks. One reviewer said that watching The Room was like “getting stabbed in the head.”
The ensemble cast also includes Alison Brie, Zac Efron, Josh Hutcherson, Jacki Weaver, Ari Graynor, and Jason Mantzoukas. The Disaster Artist is set to be released in theaters on December 1st.