The Disaster Artist

The Disaster Artist
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James Franco
  • Cast: James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Josh Hutcherson, Zac Efron, Hannibal Buress, Melanie Griffith, Sharon Stone, Jacki Weaver
  • UK release: 6 December 2017

The story behind the making of Tommy Wiseau’s The Room, regarded by many as the worst movie ever made; Franco plays the hapless auteur with impressive mimicry and sincerity. A charming tale about friendship, reaching for your dreams and trying to make it in Hollywood.

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Bad acting, forgotten lines, abandoned sub-plots and over-the-top acting dominate the film described as the best worst movie ever - The Room. Written, directed and starring Tommy Wiseau the film has gone on to be a cult classic and the story of how it came to the big screen is captured in this comedy homage.

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The Disaster Artist

4 Dec 20174 stars

Charming, sympathetic and very funny take on the making of cult monstrosity The Room

When James Franco came up with the idea to make a film about The Room, regarded in some quarters as the worst movie ever made, after reading Greg Sestero's tell-all book he wasn't sure who would play the film's eccentric director Tommy Wiseau. Johnny…

James Franco: The Disaster Artist was autobiographical

24 Nov 2017

Film gossip

James Franco has revealed filming 'The Disaster Artist' felt "autobiographical" to him. The 39-year-old actor stars in and directs the dramatisation of the making of Tommy Wiseau's 'The Room' in which he plays Tommy as he portrays Johnny in the 2003…

Dave Franco feared he wouldn't have chemistry with his wife on set

19 Nov 2017

Film gossip

Dave Franco was worried he wouldn't have "chemistry" with his wife Alison Brie on the set of their new movie. The 32-year-old actor starred alongside his wife on their new comedy film 'The Disaster Artist' and he admits he was a little nervous about…

Dave Franco: It's 'finally' the right time to work with my brother

14 Nov 2017

Film gossip

Dave Franco feels it is "finally the right time" to work on a movie with his brother James. The 32-year-old actor had previously refused to star alongside his older sibling because he didn't want people to think he was "riding his coattails" but…

Josh Hutcherson to star in The Disaster Artist

7 Dec 2015

Film gossip

Josh Hutcherson will reportedly star in James and Dave Franco's new film 'The Disaster Artist'. The 'Hunger Games' actor will play actor Philip Haldiman in the making-of style feature about cult classic 'The Room', according to Variety. Josh…

Dave Franco joins The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room

10 Jun 2014

Film gossip

Dave Franco will join James Franco in 'The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room'. The 28-year-old actor has confirmed that he will join his brother in the drama about director Tommy Wiseau's cult film 'The Room', according to 3news. Speaking…

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