Dave Franco joins The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 June 2014
Dave Franco and Tommy Wiseau (c) Instagram

Dave Franco and Tommy Wiseau (c) Instagram

Dave Franco has confirmed he will join his brother James in 'The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room', a film based on the making of Tommy Wiseau's cult movie 'The Room'

Dave Franco will join James Franco in 'The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room'.

The 28-year-old actor has confirmed that he will join his brother in the drama about director Tommy Wiseau's cult film 'The Room', according to 3news.

Speaking at a screening of the 2003 film in Los Angeles, California Dave stated that he would be taking on the role of actor Greg Sestero, who co-wrote the behind-the-scenes book on which the film will be based.

James, who will star as Wiseau himself and will also direct and produce, also confirmed the news by posting an image of his brother and Wiseau on photo sharing site Instagram. The picture's caption read: "DAVY FRANCO and TOMMY WEISEAU!!!!! "The Disaster Artist" COMING SOON!!!!"

Sestero's book, which was published in October, was acquired by Dave's 'Bad Neighbours' co-star Seth Rogen's production company Point Grey and his brother's Rabbit Bandini Productions earlier this year.

Rabbit Bandini producer Vince Jolivette told Variety that filming for the project is to start in late 2014 or early 2015.

Wiseau's self-distributed 'The Room' received criticism of being one of the worst films ever made but went on to develop a cult following.

The Room

  • 3 stars
  • 2003
  • US
  • 1h 39min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Tommy Wiseau
  • Written by: Tommy Wiseau
  • Cast: Tommy Wiseau, Juliette Danielle, Greg Sestero, Philip Haldiman, Kyle Vogt, Carolyn Minnott, Robyn Paris

'So bad it's good' cult film that has suffered some very harsh criticism but is loyally defended by its mysterious director Wiseau.

The Disaster Artist

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James Franco
  • Cast: James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Josh Hutcherson, Zac Efron, Hannibal Buress, Melanie Griffith, Sharon Stone, Jacki Weaver
  • UK release: 6 December 2017

The story behind the making of Tommy Wiseau’s The Room, regarded by many as the worst movie ever made; Franco plays the hapless auteur with impressive mimicry and sincerity. A charming tale about friendship, reaching for your dreams and trying to make it in Hollywood.