Many of James Franco’s projects don’t necessarily appeal to everyone. The actor/director tends to dabble into some seemingly strange territory at times, and when it comes to accessible genres in film, true stories about terrible films aren’t necessarily at the top of the list. That being said, “The Disaster Artist” is a film that appeals to me on almost every level. Based on the nonfiction book of the same name, the movie follows the friendship between actor Greg Sestero and self-proclaimed auteur Tommy Wiseau, and the making of “The Room” (not to be confused with this year’s “Room,” starring Brie Larson) a film considered to be one of the worst ever made.
The film has a fairly recognizable cast, with James and Dave Franco taking on the leading roles of Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero. Additional actors include Seth Rogen, Josh Hutcherson, Zac Efron, Kate Upton, Allison Brie, and Sharon Stone.
Franco can now add another feather to his cap in the actor category. In a recent post on Greg Sestero’s Facebook page, the actor/producer confirmed that Bryan Cranston, the actor perhaps best known for his role as Walter White in “Breaking Bad,” would be joining the cast of “The Disaster Artist.”
You can check out the Facebook post below!
There’s no word yet on what Cranston’s role in the film will be. Perhaps he’s one of the hapless actors who finds his way in”The Room,” or more likely, he’s one of the many crew members who begrudgingly worked behind the scenes to make the film a reality. Either way, Cranston is a great talent, both comedically and dramatically, and no matter his role, he’ll be a great asset to the film.
What do you think of Cranston joining “The Disaster Artist”? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below!
If you have yet to familiarize yourself with the “so bad it’s good” movie, “The Room,” you can also check out the official trailer below.
SOURCE: Greg Sestero