Nearly seven months after The Disaster Artist was first shown to audiences at the SXSW Film Festival in March as a work-in-progress screening, the completed version of writer-director James Franco’s latest effort had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last night, where it received rave reviews immediately afterward.
Fast forward to this morning and distributor A24 has released the first full-length trailer for The Disaster Artist, which is based on Greg Sestero’s best-selling tell-all about the making of Tommy Wiseau’s cult-classic disasterpiece The Room, perhaps one of the most well-known, bizarre midnight movies of all time.
Though Wiseau says Sestero’s book is “only 40% true,” the filmmaker highly approves of 99.9% of Franco’s adaptation but thinks the lighting in the beginning of The Disaster Artist is just a little bit off. Seriously, there’s a whole interview about that right here.
Either way, it’s clear that Franco has something special tucked up his sleeve with The Disaster Artist, and it should go without saying that there is some serious awards potential here, especially with a cast that also includes Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Josh Hutcherson, Zac Efron, Alison Brie, Ari Graynor, and Jacki Weaver.
The Disaster Artist will open in theaters on December 1, 2017.