A24 on Tuesday dropped the first full trailer for James Franco’s “The Disaster Artist,” just after its screening at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The movie is based on Greg Sesteroand’s book of the same name that chronicles the making of what is generally considered the best worst movie of all time: 2003’s cult favorite “The Room.”
In the film, Franco plays Tommy Wiseau, who wrote, directed and was the male lead in “The Room.” Franco’s brother Dave Franco portrays co-star and friend Sestero.
Seth Rogen’s character is put in the unfortunate situation of keeping the whole production on track, which proves impossible given Wiseau’s eccentricities. Paul Schur, Ari Graynor, Alison Brie, Jacki Weaver and Josh Hutcherson all co-star.
Franco also directed, while Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber wrote the comedic look-back.
Prior to its TIFF debut, “The Disaster Artist” premiered to rave reviews at SXSW, where Franco was labelled as a probable Best Actor contender. Based on its positive reception, A24 gave the film an awards-friendly release date of December 1.
Watch the trailer above.