Movies about movies are all the rage in Hollywood right. Whether it’s films that remind us of cinema’s golden era (La La Land, The Artist) or biopics about iconic moments in movie history (Trumbo), critics and moviegoers alike tent to love movies that celebrate movies. If you agree, The Disaster Artist is a film for you.
Set at the dawn of the new millennium, The Disaster Artist tells the story of the worst movie ever made, AKA The Room. James Franco stars as Tommy Wiseau, the maniacal mind at the center of everything, and his brother Dave plays Wiseau’s friend and co-star Greg Sestero. You can view the film’s first full trailer above.
The official synopsis for The Disaster Artist reads:
…Depicts the meeting and early friendship of the actor Greg Sestero and Tommy Wiseau, the actor, writer and director behind the 2003 cult film The Room, a film often hailed as the Citizen Kane of bad movies, the troubled making of it and their respective careers after the surprising success of the film.
You don’t need to see The Room to appreciate what is happening here, but it certainly might help. You have just over two months until The Disaster Artist arrives in theaters, so head over to Amazon and rent Wiseau’s masterpiece tonight!