Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero are buddies again in the first real trailer for Best F(r)iends

It’s been 15 years since Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero made The Room together, a bizarre film (and bizarre experience) chronicled in Sestero and Tom Bissell’s book The Disaster Artist. Now—in the wake of James Franco’s well-received film adaptation of the book—the two are working together again, releasing a trailer…

The Room is finally getting the theatrical wide release it always deserved—for one night only

Fourteen years after opening—for two whole weeks—in a handful of very confused Los Angeles theaters, Tommy Wiseau’s cult phenomenon The Room will finally have its day in cinemas nationwide. That’s courtesy of theatrical event programmer Fathom, which announced this week that it’ll be hosting a one-night release of the…

The creator of The Room is really happy there’s a movie about The Room

The Disaster Artist, the film adaptation of Greg Sestero’s memoir about the making of The Room, paints its subject, Tommy Wiseau, in an unexpectedly warm light. Given that The Room has been ridiculed for years and heralded as one of the worst films of all time, it’s a welcome surprise for Wiseau. In the video above,…

James Franco is answering The Disaster Artist phone number as Tommy Wiseau

James Franco is very, very into playing The Room’s Tommy Wiseau, not just in The Disaster Artist, for which he’s receiving raves, but also out in the wild. Nary a late-night interview has gone by without Franco dipping into the voice at least once, and if you stick around after the credits for the film you’ll see him…

The Room's Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero on why they trusted James Franco to tell their story

The past few years have seen Tommy Wiseau’s opus, The Room, discover unexpected relevancy, culminating in this year’s The Disaster Artist, the film adaptation of Greg Sestero’s memoir about the making of the film. But why did Sestero and Wiseau entrust Franco to earnestly tell the story of making the most famous bad…

James Franco still isn’t sure what’s up with Tommy Wiseau

The Room director and star Tommy Wiseau’s background has long been shrouded in mystery, from his birthplace to the source of his fortune. James Franco, even after directing and starring in a movie about the man, still sees Wiseau as an enigma. On the red carpet for The Disaster Artist, we spoke with Franco about the…

James Franco and Tommy Wiseau said, “Oh, hai,” to Jimmy Kimmel last night

The Disaster Artist, James Franco’s film adaptation of a book about the making of a movie, opens tomorrow in limited release before expanding worldwide next Friday. In it, Franco plays Tommy Wiseau, a bulging, vampiric millionaire whose desire to become famous resulted in The Room, a film many consider to be the worst…

The Disaster Artist is a lousy tribute to the greatest bad movie of our time

If there was ever a behind-the-scenes story that begged to made into a movie of its own, then it’s the making of the mind-boggling cult classic The Room, a uniquely American accident of money, incompetence, and ego. The magnum opus of Tommy Wiseau, an eccentric and paranoid Polish immigrant with the looks of a B-movie…

James Franco’s The Disaster Artist gives The Room its own lazy tribute act

Every night, Peter Kuplowsky, the baby-faced new curator of TIFF’s Midnight Madness program, has a wooden hat rack brought out to the stage of the Ryerson Theatre so he can try and land his king-of-the-geeks fedora on one of the hooks. A carnival game to go with the idea that this is the festival’s midway and…

There’s only one thing Tommy Wiseau doesn’t like about The Disaster Artist

There are many mysteries surrounding Tommy Wiseau. His nationality, for example, or where he got the $6 million he used to make The Room. (Wiseau told Entertainment Weekly in 2008 that some of the money came from importing leather jackets from Korea, but he won’t say beyond that.) And now EW brings us another one: Why…