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 movie of all time? It turns out Franco’s Vice article on The Room and the book endeared Sestero and Wiseau to the filmmaker.

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