James Franco’s Rabbit Bandini have recently purchased the rights to The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell. Franco is expected to co-produce, direct and possibly star in the adaptation. The book tells the story of the making of The Room through the eyes of the film’s co-writer and star Greg Sestero (Oh, hi Mark).
Since the film’s release in 2003, it has been seen by many as the worst movie of all time (myself included) due largely to a laughable script and low production values. The Room has since achieved a cult following and has given the film’s producer, director and financier, Tommy Wiseau, the unofficial title as the modern day Ed Wood.
I can’t say I’ve read The Disaster Artist (though not from a lack of trying) but I love the idea of this becoming a movie. From what I’ve heard about the book, this film has the makings of being very similar to Tim Burton’s Ed Wood (which happens to be one of my favorite films) and given Franco’s somewhat oddball personality he just might the perfect guy to bring it to the silver screen (not to mention the idea of him playing Wiseau sounds pretty awesome too). I for one can’t wait to see this one in theaters.
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