James Franco Enlists Dave Franco for Movie About the Worst Movie Ever
James Franco and Seth Rogen’s movie about the making of the cult classic The Room is moving forward, with James’ younger brother Dave Franco signed on to co-star. Dave made his involvement known when he attended a Los Angeles screening of The Room, which is known by film fans as the worst movie ever made, and asked The Room creator Tommy Wiseau how he felt about the younger Franco playing the actor Greg Sestero and Room character Mark in a movie version of Sestero’s recent memoir recounting the weird story behind the making of The Room.
Sestero published a book last fall written with journalist Tom Bissell titled The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room. The book explores Sestero’s relationship with Tommy Wiseau, the eccentric wannabe actor who wrote, directed, financed, distributed, and starred in 2003′s The Room. Sestero attempts to understand the bizarre Wiseau as their friendship develops, and Wiseau gives the struggling Sestero a starring role in his movie. The film’s production was plagued by a variety of problems, not the least of which that Wiseau had little idea what he was doing. Sestero also writes about how after the film’s release, Wiseau has had to reinterpret his “masterpiece” as a bad movie, as that is why audiences have embraced it.
The publication 3 News attended the L.A. screening of The Room during which the younger Franco revealed his involvement with The Disaster Artist project. “Tommy, how do you feel about me playing Greg Sestero in the movie?” Dave asked Wiseau.
After the crowd erupted into cheers, Wiseau said, “That’s what I say: It’s a good choice!” Later in the question-and-answer session after the screening, Wiseau made fun of Dave Franco’s recent movie Neighbors, starring Rogen and Zac Efron, as Wiseau is in the process of making his own film titled The Neighbours, and did a terrible impression of the older, more famous Franco. James Franco then posted a photo on his infamous Instagram account of Dave posing with Tommy Wiseau.