James Franco‘s upcoming film based on the book, The Disaster Artist, just got a little weirder. The book tells the behind the scenes story of the making of cult classic, The Room. One of the film’s co-stars Greg Sestero (“Oh hi, Mark”) co-wrote the book about the unfathomable production of the notoriously terrible film and Franco purchased the rights earlier this year. He’ll direct and play one of the film’s two leads, The Room director and star Tommy Wiseau. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are producing.
One of the funniest threads in the book is the awkward bromance between Wiseau and Sestero and, in classic Franco fashion, he’s upping the awkward. It seems his younger brother Dave Franco (Neighbors) has been tapped to play Sestero, the film’s main character. Read More »
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When Tommy Wiseau set out to make The Room, he never thought it would come to this. Or maybe, in his wild mind, he did. Wiseau famously made “the worst movie ever” around 2003. In the decade since, The Room has become a midnight cult classic. Actor Greg Sestero bore witness to the whole thing, playing Wiseau’s character’s best friend, Mark. Years later, he wrote a fantastic book about the experience, called The Disaster Artist.
Here’s where it gets really crazy. James Franco has now purchased the rights to The Disaster Artist. He’ll direct, produce and co-star in an adaptation of the book, and the film will also be produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Read More »
In Tommy Wiseau‘s comedy of errors The Room, he regularly greets his friend with a loud, disingenuous and blandly hilarious line: “Hi Mark!” Next week in Los Angeles, those two words are sure to be on everyone’s lips because Mark himself, actor and author Greg Sestero, is finally releasing The Disaster Artist, a book detailing production of the film, one of the worst cult classics of all time.
Tuesday October 1 at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles, fans can see a behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of The Room, followed by a Q&A and book signing with Sestero. Plus, the first 100 people to purchase the book get some awesome limited edition art by Alex Pardee. Below, get more information on the event and see additional posters. Read More »
Tommy Wiseau‘s The Room is regularly considered one of the worst movies ever made, and its strange appeal is enhanced by the fact that it is equally as mysterious. In interviews Wiseau, who wrote, directed and starred in the epic train wreck, frequently talks around questions about the film’s financing and production. More recently there was some question if he even directed the film at all. It’s no surprise, then, that the resulting film has become a cult phenomenon, spawning bawdy, participatory screenings from coast to coast.
One of the men who was at ground zero for the disaster was Greg Sestero. Sestero played Mark, the main character Johnny’s best friend who – spoiler alert – sleeps with Johnny’s girlfriend, settling off the over the top and hilarious chain of events that makes up the film’s plot. Sestero recently signed a deal with Simon and Schuster to tell his side of the story and his book, Locked Inside ‘The Room’ will be published in early 2013. Read more after the jump. Read More »