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The Disaster Artist - Movie about making of "The Room" | Dec 8 2017

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"The Disaster Artist" is probably one of the most funniest and revealing books about the making of the cult classic "The Room". It is an awesome read, and I would highly recommend it to anyone whether they have watched "The Room" or not.

 

The movie could be in the vein of "Ed Wood" if done well.

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3521126/

 

DIRECTOR: James Franco

WRITERS: Michael H. Weber, Scott Neustadter (500 Days of Summer, The Spectacular Now)

 

CAST

  • James Franco as Tommy Wiseau (Johnny)
  • Dave Franco as Greg Sestero (Mark)
  • Ari Graynor as Juliette Danielle (Lisa)
  • Josh Hutcherson as Philip Haldiman (Denny)
  • Zac Efron as Dan Janjigian (Chris R)
  • Jacki Weaver as Carolyn Minnott (Claudette)
  • Kate Upton
  • Hannibal Buress
  • Andrew Santino
  • Alison Brie
  • Seth Rogen

 

The story of the making of "The Room", one of the most infamous movies of all time. Franco has described it as a mix of "Boogie Nights" and "The Master". I'm kind of insanely hyped to see how this goes.

 

http://www.deadline.com/2014/02/james-franco-disaster-artist-movie-the-room/

 

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 James Franco’s Rabbit Bandini Productions has optioned book and life rights 

toThe Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the book published last fall

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 by Simon & Schuster from actor Greg Sestero and journalist Tom Bissell. Franco will direct and co-produce the book adaptation with his Rabbit Bandini  partner Vince Jolivette, and Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s Point Grey Productions. Ryan Moody is writing the script.
 

Sestero and Tommy Wiseau co-wrote and starred in the 2003 feature film The Room, which some have called the worst movie ever made. Wiseau directed, produced and financed the pic, which was self-released only in Southern California before word-of-mouth spread. It has since achieved cult status for its hole-filled plot and poor production values, earning it a place in the midnight show slots usually occupied by pics like Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Among the Room converts is the CAA-repped Franco, who reviewed the book on Vice in December, calling Wiseau “part vampire, part Hollywood dreamer, part gangster, part Ed Wood, and super lonely” and equating the novel to being a combination of Boogie Nights and The Master and praising it for going beyond being just a bunch of anecdotes from the set of a bad movie. Last month, Franco posted on Instagram that the book was his: ”A new Franco joint, starring both Francos – produced by seth and evan Wazzup now?!”

 

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New Line in talks to acquire the movie: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/james-franco-seth-rogen-take-835355

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New Line is in negotiations to acquire The Disaster Artist, a film package that sees James Franco direct a making-of movie of the 2003 drama The Room, widely considered one of the worst movies of all time.

Franco will also do double-duty to star as Tommy Wiseau, the director and star of The Room. The movie played in a couple of local Los Angeles theaters and was soon pulled due to mostly empty venues. Soon after, however, Wiseau got requests for the film to be shown and it played midnights at the Laemmle 5, where, for many, seeing it became a ritual. It also helped that many celebrities, ranging from Jonah Hill to Paul Rudd, began showing up to watch it. And for years a giant billboard graced La Cienega Boulevard in Hollywood with Wiseau's disheveled visage.

 

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