A24 has dropped the full trailer for The Disaster Artist, the upcoming James Franco-directed and starring picture that tells of filmmaker Tommy Wiseau and his journey making what is considered to be one of the worst films ever made, The Room.
Franco leads an impressive cast as Wiseau, an aspiring filmmaker and actor who decides to live the Hollywood dream by making his own film. Wiseau and his best friend, Greg Sestero (Dave Franco), team up to make their dreams a reality.
It appears Franco may have crafted a winner with The Disaster Artist. Early reviews have been quite positive, praising Franco’s performance and the screenplay by 500 Days of Summer and The Fault in Our Stars scribes Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Webe for balancing out the story’s inherent comedy with a focus on friendship and a love for the art of independent filmmaking. This one’s high on my must-see list.
The Disaster Artist, which also stars Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Josh Hutcherson, Zac Efron and Jacki Weaver, arrives in Australia on November 30 and will open in the US in limited release on December 1 before going wide on December 8.
Synopsis for The Disaster Artist:
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.