Looks Like James Franco Really Brings Tommy Wiseau and the Story Behind “The Room” with “The Disaster Artist” to Life

Tommy Wiseau’s The Room holds a special place in cinematic history much in the same way Florence Foster Jenkins once did for opera. 

Just like Florence Foster Jenkins got a pretty good biopic about how her awful singing was celebrated, the story behind The Room, from which the best selling book The Disaster Artist was written by Greg Sestero, is similarly getting a movie of the same name directed by and starring James Franco.  

From the looks of the first full trailer, Franco really gets into the whole world of Wiseau, both emphatically and honestly. Also, James’ brother playing Wiseau’s friend adds another fun layer to this whole thing. 

The Disaster Artist will play in theaters on December 1st.