"The Disaster Artist" has James Franco playing Tommy Wiseau



"The Room," a film funded by "entrepreneur" Tommy Wiseau for $6 million, was supposed to be a serious movie, but what turned out instead was, what many consider, one of the very worst movies of all-time. 

Wiseau wrote, directed and financed "The Room" back in 2003, a film so bad that it has transcended genres and is now known as a "cult disaster comedy." The film was so fascinatingly inept that it seemed too good to be true. Were Wiseau's intentions genuine? Did he really set out to make a good movie? The answer, we found out, was, quite certainly, yes. And that added to the allure, charm if you will, of the film.

The dialogue was the stuff a third grader would write, the performances wooden and the sex scenes some of the most howlingly funny in cinematic history. Little did we think that Wiseau would ever want to make another film after his first catastrophic effort, but if there is anything that sets Wiseau apart from the rest it's his undying and overtly relentless passion for moviemaking.

"The Disaster Artist" could become a cult classic of its own as it is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Tommy Wiseau's 2003 abomination.  The film stars James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Zach Efron, Sharon Stone, Melanie Griffith and, yes, Bryan Cranston as himself.

Here’s the official synopsis:
"A delightful tribute to the joy and madness of making movies, The Disaster Artist follows the outrageous adventures of eccentric filmmaker Tommy Wiseau and his best friend, actor Greg Sestero.  These two endearing misfits move to L.A. and try to live the Hollywood dream by making their very own feature film, but end up embarking on a wildly unpredictable and hilariously unforgettable production. Leading to one of the most infamous, bizarre, and beloved midnight movies of all time, The Room."
“The Disaster Artist” opens on December 1st in limited release and goes wide on December 8th.

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