Josh Hutcherson to star in The Disaster Artist

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 December 2015
Josh Hutcherson

Josh Hutcherson

Josh Hutcherson will reportedly star alongside James and Dave Franco in making-of style feature film 'The Disaster Artist' - based on 2003's 'The Room'

Josh Hutcherson will reportedly star in James and Dave Franco's new film 'The Disaster Artist'.

The 'Hunger Games' actor will play actor Philip Haldiman in the making-of style feature about cult classic 'The Room', according to Variety.

Josh - who will be cast as the actor who played the role of Denny in the original flick - has previously starred in both of James Franco's directorial efforts, 'In Dubious Battle' and 'The Long Home'.

The film - penned by 'The Fault in Our Stars' writers Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber - focuses on how filmmaker Tommy Wiseau came up with the idea for 2003's 'The Room', which was widely received as one of the most inept movies of all time.

Elsewhere, James, 37, will take on the lead role as Wiseau and will act alongside his brother Dave who will star as 'The Room' co-writer Greg Sestero.

Good Universe is producing along with James Franco and Point Grey Pictures principals Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

Tommy himself previously said he thinks James will be great at portraying him.

Asked if he thinks James will be any good, he said: "Absolutely. I talked to him, but it's up to him how he wants to handle it. I'm a difficult person. No, I'm a nice guy!"

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.

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