TIFF 2017: The Disaster Artist Directed by James Franco

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While the book reveals some fascinating behind-the-scenes tidbits about the making of the movie, it also goes into detail about the unlikely, odd friendship between Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero, and based on the first full trailer for The Disaster Artist, it appears that the film adaptation will have the same focus.

The Disaster Artist will open in theaters on December 1. Rogen and Dave Franco co-starred in two Neighbors comedies, while Rogen and James Franco have worked together in Freaks and Geeks, Knocked Up, Pineapple Express, This is the End, Interview and Sausage Party. James Franco plays Wiseau and Dave Franco plays Sestero.

The film received rave reviews at SXSW and the Toronto Film Festival, while it has also inexplicably becoming part of the Oscar conversation.

The next best thing the film does is having the Francos as the lead since their real-life brotherhood translates well even if their real personalities are nothing like Greg and Tommy. In the movie's most poignant scene, an acting teacher tells Wiseau that with his accent and his looks, he's best suited to villain types, and Tommy insists, "I'm hero". Hope you're doing okay.

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The Room, as you're probably well aware by now, falls into that pantheon of movies-so-bad-that-they're-good.

Though Wiseau says Sestero's book is "only 40% true", the filmmaker highly approves of 99.9% of Franco's adaptation but thinks the lighting in the beginning of The Disaster Artist is just a little bit off.

The film is out in the United Kingdom in December and should arrive in the United Kingdom not long afterwards.

The Disaster Artist is a complicated film to describe.

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