Back in March of this year, Tommy Wiseau put together an audition tape where he campaigned to take the role of The Joker in the then-recently announced origin movie focusing on the Batman villain. It was mostly a hilarious way to promote the new movie Best F(r)iends Vol. 1 that he made with The Room co-star Greg Sestero. Now that the movie is coming to home video, they’re digging into Batman again, but they’re really upping the ante this time.
Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero got together to recreate the pivotal interrogation scene from The Dark Knight. Wiseau again plays The Joker in an unsettling way while Sestero suits up as Batman, which is somehow even more goofy. It’s just something you need to see to believe. Read More »
Oh hi, Batman. It’s your worst nightmare.
The Room star/director/writer/producer is a multi-hyphenate of his own making, but Tommy Wiseau wants to add one more title to that list: Joker. The Hollywood curiosity has been repeatedly campaigning for the role in Warner Bros.’ DC movies for months. And now, he finally gets to live his dream — sort of.
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When you write a tell-all memoir about your eccentric friend, relationships will inevitably become frayed. But as we saw in last year’s The Disaster Artist, Tommy Wiseau is not your typical friend. And his and Greg Sestero‘s friendship is now forever tied to the cult favorite “worst movie ever” The Room.
Wiseau and Sestero have never really been separated, having done The Room midnight screening rounds together for nearly a decade now. But they haven’t appeared in a feature film with each other since 2003. That’s all about to change with the aptly titled Best F(r)iends.
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With Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero, the stars of Wiseau’s legendarily awful 2oo3 drama The Room, co-starring in a new movie together, comparisons to that original disasterpiece are impossible to avoid. Best F(r)iends, a new buddy crime movie directed by Justin MacGregor and written by Sestero, embraces the inevitable juxtaposition by acknowledging and paying homage to The Room throughout its entire run time: it’s not a sequel, but it’s clearly a spiritual successor and often feels like it could be set in the same cinematic Wiseau-niverse.
To watch Best F(r)iends is to step through a portal into a bizarre, topsy-turvy world in which Wiseau is once again a lead character in a feature film, still very much in possession of all the unique eccentricities his fans have found so strangely irresistible. 14 years later, this is the same old Tommy, and those who have worn out their DVD copies of The Room are going to go nuts for it.
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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 »
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 »