'The Disaster Artist' Trailer: James Franco Unlocks 'The Room'

'The Disaster Artist' Trailer: James Franco Unlocks 'The Room'

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.

The Disaster Artist opens in theaters nationwide on Dec 8 and you should try to get your ticket now before I buy all of them. Sitting down in Entertainment Weekly, PEOPLE, and InStyle's studio at the Toronto International Film Festival, Dave discussed why it's taken so long for them to collaborate. It may be one of the worst films ever made and this isn't an exaggerated statement. We shot at locations that I had hung out at when I was a struggling actor coming up in L.A., and just their story of trying to make it, I can relate to.




Dave Franco stars alongside his brother as Greg Sestero, the co-star and line producer of The Room. The ensemble also features Alison Brie, Zac Efron, Josh Hutcherson, Jacki Weaver, Ari Graynor, and Jason Mantzoukas. We also get a sense that Franco isn't making a total mockery of Wiseau; in a weird parallel, Franco's commitment to channeling Wiseau seems to match Wiseau's commitment to...whatever has most recently popped up in his head.

Tommy Wiseau and James Franco at the premiere of The Disaster Artist. Even though the reaction to The Room isn't what Wiseau intended, his movie only could have come fro his mind.

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