“The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room” is a book about the making of Tommy Wiseau‘s 2003 film The Room which has been called the worst movie ever made.
James Franco has now purchased the rights to this non-fiction book written by star of that movie Greg Sestero and journalist Tom Bissell. The actor-turned- director will direct and co-produce, with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg‘s Point Grey Productions and his Rabbit Bandini partner Vince Jolivette. Ryan Moody is reportedly writing the screenplay.
The Disaster Artist chronicles the extraordinary making of the movie, and Franco has been a big champion of it so he has also expressed interest in starring in the pic alongside his brother Dave Franco.
A new Franco joint, starring both Francos comes to theaters sometime in 2015.
Watch the full-length trailer of the original movie described as “a mix between the amateur behind-the-scenes aspects of Boogie Nights and the odd mentor-pupil relationship of The Master.”
The Disaster Artist is Greg Sestero’s laugh-out-loud funny account of how Tommy Wiseau defied every law of artistry, business, and friendship to make “the Citizen Kane of bad movies” (Entertainment Weekly), which is now an international phenomenon, with Wiseau himself beloved as an oddball celebrity. Written with award-winning journalist Tom Bissell, The Disaster Artist is an inspiring tour de force that reads like a page-turning novel, an open-hearted portrait of an enigmatic man who will improbably capture your heart.