A24 has released the first The Disaster Artist trailer. Directed by James Franco, the film follows the making of Tommy Wiseau’s The Room, the infamous cult film that’s frequently cited as one of the worst movies ever made (not to be confused by the 2015 film Room with Brie Larson).
Apparently, The Room is so bad that it has a cult following and showings of the film are enjoyed with crowd participation, much like the Rocky Horror Picture Show. A rough cut of The Disaster Artist was screened at SXSW to positive reviews. In addition to James Franco, it stars Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Zac Efron, Josh Hutcherson and Jacki Weaver.
The plot is described as, A delightful tribute to the joy and madness of making movies, The Disaster Artist follows the outrageous adventures of eccentric filmmaker Tommy Wiseau and his best friend, actor Greg Sestero. These two endearing misfits move to L.A. and try to live the Hollywood dream by making their very own feature film, but end up embarking on a wildly unpredictable and hilariously unforgettable production. Leading to one of the most infamous, bizarre, and beloved midnight movies of all time, The Room.
The Disaster Artist opens in limited release on December 1st and opens wide on December 8th.