James Franco’s The Disaster Artist Gets Oscar-Friendly Release Date

The Disaster Artist recounts the making of The Room, widely considered to be the worst film of all time. That’s right, it’s worse than Plan 9 from Outer Space. Seriously.

James Franco directed the film from a screenplay by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, an adaption of the book by George Sestero and Tom Bissell. Franco stars as Tommy Wiseau, the infamous man behind The Room, and also features Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Allison Brie, and Zack Efron. If this sounds like simply a silly comedy, you may be wrong, as the film received rave reviews and a standing ovation from its showing at SXSW this past spring.  

In light of the film’s critical success, ComingSoon.net reports that New Line Cinema and A24 are partnering to release The Disaster Artist domestically on December 8, 2017, in the heart of Oscar season. There are also special early screenings planned for December 1st. 

Though James Franco is most well known for his work in stoner comedies alongside Seth Rogen, or as the original Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, he was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours. Franco also won a Golden Globe for playing James Dean in the 2001 TV movie named after the iconic actor. I can’t wait to see The Disaster Artist, as though I despise The Room, James Franco is a very talented performer and Tommy Wiseau is a fascinating subject. December can’t come soon enough!

Are you looking forward to The Disaster Artist? Do you plan on seeing it this December in theaters? Let us know in the comments below! 

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SOURCE: ComingSoon.net

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