After its screening as part of Midnight Madness last night at the Toronto International Film Festival, A24 and New Line Cinema have released the full trailer for The Disaster Artist, the eagerly anticipated film from James Franco, which you can view below.
The Disaster Artist tells the “true” story of cinema’s greatest bad film, The Room, and is based on the book of the same name by Greg Sestero. The film follows Sestero (played by Dave Franco) and Tommy Wiseau (James Franco) the work of writer/director of the film and their journey to make the film. Alison Brie, Josh Hutcherson, Ari Graynor, Jacki Weaver and Seth Rogen form the main supporting cast.
Considered one of the worst films of all time, The Room gained ultimate cult status as the years following its release went on, and the grew into one of the “must-see” films and through many additional screenings, including quote-a-longs at London’s Prince Charles Cinema (where it now plays many times every year).
Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
Also featuring in the film, as supporting characters or as “themselves” are Zac Efron, Sharon Stone, Melanie Griffith, Bryan Cranston, Zach Braff, Adam Scott, Danny McBride, Lizzy Caplan, J.J. Abrams, Kristen Bell, Keegan-Michael Key, and Judd Apatow, as well as Wiseau and Sestero.
The Disaster Artist opens on December 1st in limited release and goes wide on December 8th in the US, with a UK release still to be confirmed.