February 21, 2018

Tommy Wiseau Wanted Johnny Depp to Play Him in 'The Disaster Artist'

13 September 2017, 12:41 | Cassandra Thompson

The Disaster Artist

39;The Disaster Artist'

And yet regardless of my feelings on The Room, James Franco's adaptation of the film's making-of, The Disaster Artist, uses Tommy Wiseau's infamous film as a springboard for a story of friendship and creativity. It is set to debut in theaters on December 8 release with special early screenings planned for December 1. Rogen and Dave Franco co-starred in two Neighbors comedies, while Rogen and James Franco have worked together in Freaks and Geeks, Knocked Up, Pineapple Express, This is the End, Interview and Sausage Party.

More than a decade after The Room first hit cinemas, the story behind the cult-favorite's creation is about to be shown to general audiences around the world through a film that was directed by its star, James Franco. It was also just screened at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) yesterday. You loved movies. You didn't live tweet films, or watch bad movies ironically, or EVER forget to keep your Letterboxd account up to date.

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"I laughed", Franco said. The movie-industry regulars Wiseau drafts to work on his passion project, led by Seth Rogen as script supervisor and frequent shadow director Sandy Schklair, are aghast at Wiseau's freaky methods; at one point, he insists on shooting an alley scene on a set rather than in the identical real alley behind the studio, because "This real Hollywood movie". Not only does The Disaster Artist now sit at a strong 93% approval rating in Rotten Tomatoes, but it also received a standing ovation when it was shown at the South by Southwest film festival, with some saying that the movie marks a career-best for Franco.

The next best thing the film does is having the Francos as the lead since their real-life brotherhood translates well even if their real personalities are nothing like Greg and Tommy. However, the one that's made the strongest run for that title in the last 20 years is probably Tommy Wiseau's 2003 movie The Room.

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