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Title: James Franco to Play Tommy Wiseau in Bio Pic
Post by: Variety of Cells on May 12, 2014, 09:57:36 PM
The title says it all. Will this be the next Ed Wood?  Who knows!

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/134440-James-Franco-Will-Direct-Star-In-Biopic-of-The-Rooms-Tommy-Wiseau?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=news
Title: Re: James Franco to Play Tommy Wiseau in Bio Pic
Post by: WhackyWookiee on May 15, 2014, 09:13:13 PM
It says it's going to be about making the Room mostly.

I want to know about Tommy's time in the Arctic running small-arms with the Zohan and Brian Bonsall.
Title: Re: James Franco to Play Tommy Wiseau in Bio Pic
Post by: Toyland Chairman on May 16, 2014, 04:32:20 PM
Sounds like a silly idea for such a dumb movie. The ED WOOD film had more to work with.

But I hear the book it's based on is quite funny, and it was written by actor Greg Sestero, who was also in RETRO PUPPET MASTER.
Title: Re: James Franco to Play Tommy Wiseau in Bio Pic
Post by: Darth Geek on May 16, 2014, 04:34:22 PM
My only real problem with this is that it is getting Tommy Wiseau much more attention.
Title: Re: James Franco to Play Tommy Wiseau in Bio Pic
Post by: Sideswipe on May 16, 2014, 04:43:26 PM
If we get another The Room quality Rifftrax from it, I will be ok.
Title: Re: James Franco to Play Tommy Wiseau in Bio Pic
Post by: losingmydignity on May 16, 2014, 07:21:44 PM
So we're going to have to Franco's ass. Yikes.
Title: Re: James Franco to Play Tommy Wiseau in Bio Pic
Post by: Darth Geek on May 16, 2014, 08:46:14 PM
So we're going to have to Franco's ass. Yikes.
I wonder if he will wear prosthetics on it to get it properly lumpy.
Title: Re: James Franco to Play Tommy Wiseau in Bio Pic
Post by: Sideswipe on May 16, 2014, 09:09:12 PM
And with that Geek has a new job.  Lead QA tester for ass lumpiness.
Title: Re: James Franco to Play Tommy Wiseau in Bio Pic
Post by: NRRork on May 16, 2014, 09:51:28 PM
Yeah, I immediately thought of Ed Wood too when I heard this movie was getting made. I don't think it's gonna be as good as Ed Wood. I'm not saying it's gonna suck or anything, Ed Wood was just THAT good a movie.

As for James Franco playing the part: yeah, I think he'll do pretty well, and it seems like they're casting him in EVERYTHING ELSE lately, so why not this ^_^.  The only problem is that he's handsome-- that's a huge strike against anyone who wants to play a convincing Tommy Wiseau. It'd be like casting some smoking hot actress for the role of whoever that chick was who played Lisa. There's suspension of disbelief, and then there's just madness!
Title: Re: James Franco to Play Tommy Wiseau in Bio Pic
Post by: Sideswipe on May 16, 2014, 10:32:50 PM
Wat are you talkin about?  Lisa is so beautiful and sexy!
Title: Re: James Franco to Play Tommy Wiseau in Bio Pic
Post by: Pak-Man on May 16, 2014, 11:32:44 PM
I've read The Disaster Artist, and it's a good read. I could see it working as a motion picture.
Title: Re: James Franco to Play Tommy Wiseau in Bio Pic
Post by: k1 on May 17, 2014, 07:01:30 AM
I've read The Disaster Artist, and it's a good read. I could see it working as a motion picture.

I agree. It was a good read and I can definitely see it working.  It's mainly the story of "The Room" but from Greg's POV.  Should be entertaining!