The Disaster Artist is a 2017 American biographical comedy film directed by James Franco.

Official trailers

A24 on Thursday, November 02, 2017 released the trailer:
The Disaster Artist | Tommy | Official Trailer 2 HD | A24.

Story intro

San Francisco, 1998: 19-year-old Greg Sestero meets Tommy Wiseau in acting classes with Jean Shelton after Tommy gives a protracted and bizarre performance of a scene from A Streetcar Named Desire. Greg is impressed by Tommy's fearlessness and the two become friends, although Tommy exhibits several unusual habits and mannerisms. Tommy insists on being from New Orleans, despite having a strange European-esque accent. On Tommy's suggestion, they move to Los Angeles to pursue acting careers. Sestero discovers that Wiseau can afford apartments in both San Francisco and Los Angeles, but Wiseau will not discuss his personal life or the source of his wealth. Greg signs with talent agent Iris Burton and regularly attends auditions, while Tommy is consistently rejected by agencies, acting teachers, casting directors and producers. Greg begins dating Amber, whom he meets at her job at a nightclub, and Tommy grows jealous, believing that their relationship is sabotaging his with Greg; as he continuously fails to find work, he becomes disheartened. As Greg's auditions also dry up, he shares his frustrations with Tommy, who decides to make a movie for them to star in. Tommy writes a screenplay titled The Room, a melodrama about a love triangle between banker Johnny (played by Tommy), his future wife Lisa and his best friend Mark. Greg reluctantly accepts the role of Mark and a line producer credit. They rent out the Burns & Sawyer production house; Tommy insists on buying all the production equipment and shooting the film on 35mm film and HD Digital simultaneously, costly and unnecessary measures. The employees introduce Tommy to Raphael Smadja and Sandy Schklair, who work as his cinematographer and script supervisor respectively. Actress Juliette Danielle is cast in the role of Lisa.


Dave Franco
Greg Sestero, the line producer and actor
James Franco
Tommy Wiseau, the writer, director, producer, executive producer and actor
Seth Rogen
Sandy Schklair, the script supervisor and de facto first assistant director of The Room
Ari Graynor
Juliette Danielle, the actress
Alison Brie
Amber, Greg Sestero's girlfriend
Jacki Weaver
Carolyn Minnott, the actress
Paul Scheer
Raphael Smadja, the first DP of The Room
Zac Efron
Dan Janjigian, the actor
Josh Hutcherson
Philip Haldiman, the actor
June Diane Raphael
Robyn Paris, the actress
Megan Mullally
Mrs. Sestero, Greg Sestero's mother
Jason Mantzoukas
Peter Anway, the rep of Birns and Sawyer
Andrew Santino
Scott Holmes, the actor
Nathan Fielder
Kyle Vogt, the actor
Sharon Stone
Iris Burton, Greg Sestero's agent
Melanie Griffith
Jean Shelton, the teacher of an acting class attended by Wiseau and Sestero
Hannibal Buress
Bill Meurer, the owner of Birns and Sawyer, a stage rented by Wiseau
Bob Odenkirk
Wiseau's method acting teacher
Bryan Cranston
himself, an actor and director
Judd Apatow
a film producer accosted by Wiseau
Jason Mitchell


Principal photography began on December 8, 2015, in Los Angeles, and ended on January 28, 2016.

The film The Disaster Artist was scheduled to be released on March 12, 2017 (SXSW), on December 1, 2017 (United States), on December 8, 2017 (United States) and on February 1, 2018 (Germany) by A24 (USA), Warner Bros. (International), Warner Bros. F.E., Tanweer Alliances, SF Studios, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment España, Elevation Pictures, KVH Media Group, Lionsgate Home Entertainment, NOS Audiovisuais, Roadshow Films and Warner Home Video.

The duration of the film is 103 minutes. With a budget of $10 million, the film grossed over $31.1 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


The Disaster Artist got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film.

External links

Official website:

Wikipedia: The Disaster Artist (film)

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