James Franco posted the first photo of himself in character as Tommy Wiseau, the director and star of the so bad its good film, “The Room”, for the upcoming feature based on the making of the synonymous film, “The Disaster Artist”. In the photo Franco’s brother Dave is also in character as Wiseau’s co-star Greg Sestero.
James Franco’s will also direct the film, with Zac Efron and Kate Upton also joining the cast today. They join an impressive cast of Josh Hutcherson, Seth Rogen, Ari Graynor, Hannibal Burress and Jacki Weaver.
The 2003 film the room focusses on Johnny (Wiseau), a man whose fiancee, Lisa, cheats on him with his best friend, Mark (Sestero). Wiseau had no experience in filmmaking when he decided to direct, write and produce the film. The film has since gained cult status, thanks to its terrible script, acting and direction.
“The Adventure Artist” is based on the 2013 book by Sestero and will follow a buddy comedy structure, with the two friends, Greg and Tommy, embarking on a delusional journey to make their dreams of Hollywood stardom come true. Check out the photo and post below, along with some classic quotes from “The Room”.