Franco Brothers Team Up On New Film Based On Cult Classic ‘The Room’
At a recent screening of the cult favourite in Los Angeles, more than a decade after its cinematic release, the younger Franco confirmed that he would be taking on the role of Greg Sestero, Wiseau's conflicted best friend, reports Variety.
Franco senior, James, followed up the confirmation by posting a picture to his Instagram account of his younger brother and Wiseau, captioning it: "DAVY FRANCO and TOMMY WEISEAU [sic]!!! "The Disaster Artist" COMING SOON".
Greg Sestero is also the author of last year's tell-all book The Disaster Artist: My Year Inside The Room, The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made, which was optioned by Seth Rogan who will act as the film's producer. James Franco will direct the project as well as take on the starring role with his portrayal of Tommy Wiseau.
The movie that Entertainment Weekly affectionately called "The Citizen Kane of Bad Movies," quickly garnered a cult-like fan-base following its 2003 release. According to Variety, shooting on the tribute film will start either late this year or in early 2015.