The Room is a 2003 film that has deservedly earned a high ranking on any recent list of “The Worst Movies Ever Made,” up there with Ed Wood’s Plan 9 from Outer Space and Nicholas Webster’s Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.
The Orson Welles of this “Citizen Kane of bad movies” is the mysterious and staggeringly untalented Tommy Wiseau, who produced, directed, and wrote the screenplay, such as it is. Mr. Wiseau also plays the lead. Here he is, at his finest:
Acting like that would embarrass William Shatner. Hell, it might even embarrass David Caruso.
So, of course, The Room has become a cult favourite, with midnight screenings and Rocky Horror-esque audience participation.
Greg Sestero, who played the aforementioned Mark—“Oh, Hi Mark”—in the movie, wrote a book about his experience, and now James Franco is bringing it to the screen. A new teaser takes a look at the making of the scene in the above video:
It’s called The Disaster Artist, and in addition to James Franco, it stars Dave Franco and Seth Rogen. The release date is 1 December 2017.
Want to see more?
Here’s a selection of some of the
funnier stranger more deranged scenes from The Room: