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James Franco Is Terribly Perfect as Tommy Wiseau in Full ‘Disaster Artist’ Trailer (Video)

TheWrap logo TheWrap 9/12/2017 Nigel M. Smith

Following its screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, A24 dropped its first full trailer for James Franco's "The Disaster Artist."

The movie is based on the book of the same name, written by Greg Sesteroand, that chronicles the saga of making what is generally considered the best worst movie of all time: 2003's "The Room."

In the film, Franco plays Tommy Wiseau, who wrote, directed and was the male lead in "The Room." Franco's brother Dave Franco portrays co-star and friend Sestero.

Seth Rogen's character is put in the unfortunate situation of keeping this whole thing on track, which proves impossible given Wiseau's, um, eccentricities. Paul Schur, Ari Graynor, Alison Brie, Jacki Weaver and Josh Hutcherson are also in there, just hanging on for the crazy ride. The Disaster Artist © TheWrap The Disaster Artist

Franco also directed, while Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber wrote the comedic look-back.

Prior to its TIFF debut, "The Disaster Artist" premiered to rave reviews at SXSW, where Franco was labelled early as a probably Best Actor contender. Based on its positive reception, A24 gave the film an awards-friendly release date of December 1.

Watch the trailer above.


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