If you’ve never seen The Room, then you’ve missed out on quite possibly the best worst movie ever made. Tommy Wiseau’s passion project is sheer genius in how its awfulness, a fact that has managed to make The Room the very definition of a guilty pleasure movie. There’s a story there, of a man desperate to make it big in Hollywood with the most successful failure of all time.
It’s a story that I want to watch unfold, to see develop. Fortunately, James Franco is coming to the rescue with The Disaster Artist. Part comedy, part mad memoirs of Tommy Wiseau and completely earnest in its portrayal of the famed director-actor and his pal Greg Sestero as they managed to secure a budget to shoot the legendary picture, the final result looks…well see for yourself.
Obligatory “Oh hi Mark” remark.
Based on Greg Sestero’s best-selling tell-all about the making of Tommy Wiseau’s cult-classic disasterpiece The Room (“The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made”). THE DISASTER ARTIST, starring James Franco, Dave Franco, and Seth Rogen. In Theaters December 1.
Sometimes, reality provides a far better story than any other bestselling book in the fiction genre. The Disaster Artist looks like a tragic comedy, one where James Franco has nailed his impersonation of Wiseau. It honestly looks sincere and I can’t wait to see it later this year.
Last Updated: September 12, 2017