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http://www.deadline.com/2014/02/james-franco-disaster-artist-movie-the-room/

The book was absolutely fantastic, and I look forward to seeing it brought to film, even if I can't imagine anybody else adequately playing Tommy.


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Re: The Disaster Artist: A James Franco Film Based On A Greg Sestero Book
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2014, 09:12:57 AM »
http://www.deadline.com/2014/02/james-franco-disaster-artist-movie-the-room/

The book was absolutely fantastic, and I look forward to seeing it brought to film, even if I can't imagine anybody else adequately playing Tommy.

If you don't tell him the title or that it's insulting to him, you could probably convince Tommy to play himself.
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Re: The Disaster Artist: A James Franco Film Based On A Greg Sestero Book
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2014, 11:07:08 AM »
Like a reverse-"Man on the Moon". Everybody ELSE is played by actors, but the lead plays himself.

Trouble is, I can't imagine Tommy taking direction well. And there are a lot of genuinely serious moments in the book that would definitely be lost.


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Re: The Disaster Artist: A James Franco Film Based On A Greg Sestero Book
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2014, 02:18:53 PM »
According to the A.V. Club, Franco is going to be playing Tommy.
http://www.avclub.com/article/james-franco-will-direct-a-movie-about-the-making-107617
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Re: The Disaster Artist: A James Franco Film Based On A Greg Sestero Book
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2014, 02:23:22 PM »
See, now this is a role that I think they should have a casting call for. Plenty of famous actors all doing their impressions of Tommy Wiseau. And then have their audition tapes be a special feature on the DVD.



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Re: The Disaster Artist: A James Franco Film Based On A Greg Sestero Book
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2014, 05:08:56 PM »
According to the A.V. Club, Franco is going to be playing Tommy.
http://www.avclub.com/article/james-franco-will-direct-a-movie-about-the-making-107617

That was speculation on their part. We know James is IN the movie, but we don't know for sure which role he'll play.

Quote from: The A.V. Club
there is no word yet on casting. Prediction: After a worldwide search for an actor that can believably portray total confidence, inestimable cluelessness, and vague foreignness, Franco will grudgingly settle on himself in the lead role.


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Re: The Disaster Artist: A James Franco Film Based On A Greg Sestero Book
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2014, 08:51:50 PM »
Whoops.  That's what I get for skimming.  Although I do think Franco could pull off the look.
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Re: The Disaster Artist: A James Franco Film Based On A Greg Sestero Book
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2014, 08:54:22 PM »
Franco should play everyone.


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Re: The Disaster Artist: A James Franco Film Based On A Greg Sestero Book
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2014, 09:38:06 PM »
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I can't imagine anybody else adequately playing Tommy.


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Re: The Disaster Artist: A James Franco Film Based On A Greg Sestero Book
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2014, 05:33:27 AM »
As the book so clearly points out, Tommy can't take his own direction. Period.

Also, I am pretty sure Tommy either hasn't read the book, or things from his past are "made up."

I like the idea of this, but I don't see it working well. The Room (original) and book combination are already so perfect as themselves. I doubt this movie will be made, personally.

But it's a cute idea.
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Re: The Disaster Artist: A James Franco Film Based On A Greg Sestero Book
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2014, 12:24:51 PM »
I'm on board.


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Re: The Disaster Artist: A James Franco Film Based On A Greg Sestero Book
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2014, 09:15:10 PM »
Well, it's since been confirmed: James is playing Tommy, Dave is playing Sestero.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/06/13/dave-franco-uncut-the-actor-on-22-jump-street-the-room-and-his-bro-s-nude-instagrams.html

What other casting announcements are imminent? Seth Rogen as Sandy Schklair, perhaps?


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Re: The Disaster Artist: A James Franco Film Based On A Greg Sestero Book
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2017, 08:35:53 AM »
 ;D

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Re: The Disaster Artist: A James Franco Film Based On A Greg Sestero Book
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2017, 07:40:35 PM »
;D

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Re: The Disaster Artist: A James Franco Film Based On A Greg Sestero Book
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2017, 08:20:44 PM »
No, this scene was part of the source material.