James Franco Could Direct a Movie About the Making of The Room


In what can only be described as the James Franco-iest move of all James Franco moves, the actor-director-writer-artist-filmmaker-soapstar-heartthrob (what did I leave out here) is reportedly set to direct a film about the making of one of the most legendary “bad” films of all time, Tommy Wiseau’s The Room.

I mean. I just cannot even. I have to stop and sit down there and let the screaming idiot who is freaking out about this inside my brain calm down and collect herself for a moment. James Franco. Is going to make a film. About The Room. You were wrong, atheists! THERE IS A GOD.

According to an article in Deadline, Franco is off and running with the project:

[Franco’s] Rabbit Bandini Productions has optioned book and life rights to The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the book published last fall by Simon & Schuster from actor Greg Sestero and journalist Tom Bissell. Franco
will direct and co-produce the book adaptation with his Rabbit Bandini
partner Vince Jolivette, and Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s Point Grey
Productions. Ryan Moody is writing the script.
Sestero and [Wiseau] co-wrote and starred in the 2003 feature film The Room,
which some have called the worst movie ever made. Wiseau directed,
produced and financed the pic, which was self-released only in Southern
California before word-of-mouth spread. It has since achieved cult
status for its hole-filled plot and poor production values, earning it a
place in the midnight show slots usually occupied by pics like Rocky Horror Picture Show.

It’s no secret that Franco is a fan of The Room (SERIOUSLY HOW COULD YOU NOT BE); he even reviewed Disaster Artist for Vice back in December:

[Wiseau] is undoubtedly a “character,” a mysterious, self-made man
whose origins and age are unknown, who somehow has enough money to spend
6 million dollars making and promoting his own film, buying all the
equipment in the process. He looks like he is from Bram Stoker’s
Transylvania: ageless, muscled, sweet, and scary; he is part vampire,
part Hollywood dreamer, part gangster, part Ed Wood, and super lonely.

See. This guy gets it, man. No word yet on release dates or if Franco plans to shoot the book adaptation as an experimental meditation, using dead bugs in lieu of live actors, but either way it will probably be totally great.

Image via Getty Images.

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