As one of this year’s most anticipated released The Disaster Artist has the hallmarks of a potential Oscar winner, including one incredibly bizarre performance from James Franco as Tommy Wiseau.
For those unfamiliar with the story, The Disaster Artist chronicles the life of aspiring actor Greg Sistero (Dave Franco) who upon arriving in Hollywood meets and becomes friends with an eccentric fellow actor named Tommy Wiseau (James Franco). Finding little success in Hollywood, Tommy decides to make his own movie and enlists Greg to help in his venture. The result was The Room, a piece of cinema that has been dubbed ‘the worst film of all time’, and which would turn Wiseau and Sistero into cult figures.
A new trailer has been released and focuses on the crazy life of Wiseau, and his increasingly erratic behaviour. Through all of it, Franco never sheds the visage of Tommy, and his performance could see him rewarded when awards season comes knocking.
The Disaster Artist is set to be released on November 30.