It’s official guys! James Franco’s upcoming biopic, The Disaster Artist, has a UK release date. It’ll be out on December 1st, 2017!
The Room is a global cinematic phenomenon. It has been seen worldwide, has had the longest cinema run of all time (it’s still screened in London at the Prince Charles Cinema every month), and now James Franco has made a biopic about story of how this incredible movie came to be. It’s called The Disaster Artist, and is based on the book of the same name by actor Greg Sestero and ghost writer, Tom Bissell.
Up until now, the film has been without a UK release date, but finally it has one. The Disaster Artist will be coming to UK cinemas on December 1st, 2017 – the same as the film’s US release. James Franco is both the film’s director and star. He plays Tommy Wiseau, The Room’s writer/director/star/vampire lookalike. His brother, Dave Franco, is portraying Sestero, and the film features performances from Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Josh Hutcherson and even Zack Efron.
The Room is widely regarded as the best worst movie ever made, and has a huge cult following. Watching The Room is almost a right of passage into the world of cinema. You can’t call yourself a true cinema fan if you haven’t seen it. It should be on every budding filmmaker/reviewer’s watchlist.
Wiseau has already come out in support of the movie who, according to Franco, approves “99.9%” of The Disaster Artist. I don’t know why he left out the 0.1%, but I’m sure he has his reasons.
The film, which had an early screening at SXSW earlier this year, is already being touted for Oscar success. Don’t be surprised to see certain cinemas put on double bill screenings of The Disaster Artist and The Room. I would imagine that The Prince Charles Cinema has already has them planned, and I’m sure that people will be readying their plastic spoons (you’ll only understand that reference if you have watched The Room).