James Franco, Seth Rogen make a awful movie in 'Disaster Artist' trailer

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Though the movie has yet to be released, The Disaster Artist has enjoyed early critical buzz and even some serious Oscar attention when it was screened earlier this year in some film festivals.

He is particularly complimentary of James Franco's performance as Wiseau: "Franco achieves what could become his most iconic role - surpassing even "Spring Breakers" rapper Alien - as Tommy Wiseau, global man of mystery".




Franco and Wiseau have been conducting a variety of interviews at the Toronto International Film Festival this week, and in one with Vanity Fair, Franco revealed that Wiseau suggested Johnny Depp play him during their first phone call. It's based on the book of the same name, which was written by The Room co-star Greg Sestero.

This is gonna be the greatest bad movie ever. We shot at locations that I had hung out at when I was a struggling actor coming up in L.A., and just their story of trying to make it, I can relate to. Franco leads the cast, alongside Dave Franco and Seth Rogen. When Greg Sestero suggested that Franco should star in the film, Tommy Wiseau was fine with it. In the movie's most poignant scene, an acting teacher tells Wiseau that with his accent and his looks, he's best suited to villain types, and Tommy insists, "I'm hero". There are also a couple of callbacks to The Room in the trailer as well, including some awkward football throwing and Wiseau's insistence that he has to show his ass to sell the movie.

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