Stop the presses – James Franco has made a non-gay movie! However, he’s still interested in outsiders, this time taking on the true story of Tommy Wiseau, the director of 2003’s The Room, with James both directing and starring. The film is held up by many as the worst movie ever made, but has since become a cult favourite due to people being unable to believe how awful it is.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘With The Disaster Artist, James Franco transforms the tragicomic true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau – an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable – into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds. Based on Greg Sestero’s best-selling tell-all about the making of Tommy’s cult-classic disasterpiece The Room (“The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made”), The Disaster Artist is a hilarious and welcome reminder that there is more than one way to become a legend— and no limit to what you can achieve when you have absolutely no idea what you’re doing.’
The film got some good reviews coming out of its SXSW debut, with many particularly impressed by Franco’s performance. The Disaster Artist is out in US cinemas in December. Take a look at the trailer below.