You might have never heard of this movie but after reading this article I hope you're as psyched as I am.
If you have not seen The Room, it is what one may call required viewing. Tommy Wiseau's masterpiece can pretty much be summed up in one sentence: the best worst movie ever made. There is nothing like The Room and its unusual creator. Wiseau has a very sketchy background, claims he is a vampire, and used the name of a dead friend to executive produce his film. The film is full of continuity errors, has horrible dialogue and is laugh-out-loud funny. His unidentifiable accent and how he got enough money to make the film from an unknown source, makes the creator a man of mystery. He genuinely put everything in his power to make this what he still calls the greatest film of all time — writing, directing, and starring in it himself.
Years after The Room was released it has gained a very large fanbase. The film, which is a black comedy classic, became instantly quotable with "You're tearing me apart Lisa" and "Oh hai Mark" being the best of the bunch. In 2013, Greg Sestero, who played Mark, made a book about his experience, and James Franco was inspired to make a movie about it.
1. The Source Material Is Fantastic
The Disaster Artist, which is about the creation of the movie, is pretty amazing and should be considered as one of the funniest books of all time. It really gets into the mind of Tommy Wiseau and slowly unravels the mystery behind him. It is absolutely hilarious, but also makes the reader sympathize with the huggable teddy bear of a character.
2. James Franco
James Franco has made very unique choices as of late, and this is his most ambitious project yet. He is very talented as a performer and it will be very interesting to his turn as The Room's controversial creator. It is clear he has passion for the material, if he wasn't he would not be following in Wiseau's footsteps by producing, directing, and starring in the film.
3. The Producers And The Writers
The producing and writing teams are both proven to provide quality entertainment, solidifying the fact that this will be one of the funniest films coming out in the near future. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have proven again and again that they can keep an audience constantly laughing. Their resume as a team has produced films like Neighbors, This is the End, Pineapple Express, The Interview, the underrated The Night Before, and one of the most profitable films of the year, Sausage Party. Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber are also proven talents; they have written the modern romance classic (500) Days of Summer, the tearjerker The Fault in Our Stars and have been tapped to write Josh Boone's new X-Men film, New Mutants for 20th Century Fox. Breaking Bad's Dave Porter is also composing the music for the film.
4. The Cast
This cast is absolutely stacked, filled with A-listers playing these real people. James Franco playing Wiseau is absolute gold, it is no doubt he is going to kill the role. His brother, Dave Franco, is playing his best friend, Greg Sestero, as he bonds and finds Wiseau's passion for what is clearly a horrible movie. Rogen plays the script supervisor, who fought many times with the auteur, disagreeing about much of the storytelling and the dialogue. The rest as follows:
- Josh Hutcherson
- Zach Efron
- Bryan Cranston
- Alison Brie
- Jacki Weaver
- Tommy Wiseau!
The whole story presented in The Disaster Artist, is hilarious. The trivia behind the movie is hilariously funny. The scene above takes place in a real flower shop, with genuine customers and the real owner, who was paid to participate in the film. The scene below took over 30 takes to get right, and as you can see, it is pitch perfect.
The Masterpiece currently has no release date, but has finished production. It is currently poised to premiere within late 2016 and 2017.