For his previous directing efforts, James Franco has adapted the likes of Cormac McCarthy and William Faulkner, but he may have found a perfect match for an upcoming project: a film depicting the making of Tommy Wiseau‘s cult drama (comedy?) The Room. Based on actor Greg Sestero‘s book The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, Franco and company wrapped up production earlier this year, and now we have the first look.
Seen above, there’s Franco as Wiseau, Seth Rogen as script supervisor Sandy Schklair, and Dave Franco as Sestero. The image comes from a test screening notice happening in LA tonight, in which they reveal the film’s new title of The Masterpiece, previously titled The Disaster Artist.
Also starring Josh Hutcherson, Ari Graynor, Jacki Weaver, Hannibal Buress, June Diane Raphael, Zac Efron, Nathan Fielder, Alison Brie, Sharon Stone, Paul Scheer, Bryan Cranston, Judd Apatow, as well as a cameo from Wiseau, no premiere has been set yet, but one can check out a new synopsis below, as well as two snaps from on set, if you missed them.
This is a true story about the making of THE ROOM – the cult classic described as the “Citizen Kane of bad movies”. THE MASTERPIECE, directed by and starring James Franco, is a buddy comedy about two outsiders chasing a dream. When the world rejects them, they decide to make their own movie – and it’s a movie so wonderfully awful due to its unintentional hilarious moments, meandering plots and terrible acting.