The Disaster Artist
An aspiring actor in Hollywood meets an enigmatic stranger by the name of Tommy Wiseau, the meeting leads the actor down a path nobody could have predicted; creating the worst movie ever made.
ActorsStarring: James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Ari Graynor, Josh Hutcherson, Jacki Weaver, Megan Mullally, Hannibal Buress, Jason Mantzoukas, Paul Scheer, Sharon Stone, Melanie Griffith, Zac Efron, Andrew Santino, June Diane Raphael, Nathan Fielder, Bryan Cranston, Judd Apatow, Zach Braff, J.J. Abrams, David DeCoteau, Lizzy Caplan, Kristen Bell, Keegan-Michael Key, Adam Scott, Danny McBride, Dylan Minnette, Kate Upton, Angelyne, Kevin Smith, Ike Barinholtz, Bob Odenkirk, Brett Gelman, Charlyne Yi, Tom Franco, Zoey Deutch, Sugar Lyn Beard, Brian Huskey, Randall Park, Jerrod Carmichael, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Casey Wilson, Jason Mitchell, Greg Sestero, Tommy Wiseau, John Early, Eliza Coupe, Peter Gilroy, Kelly Oxford, Erin Cummings, Michelle Arthur, Ricky Mabe, Shane Ryan, Tamzin Brown, Cate Freedman, Amechi Okocha, Cameron Brinkman, Nicole Gordon-Levitt, Elizabeth Hirsch-Tauber, Jenna Curtis, Frederick Keeve, Adwin Brown, Slim Khezri, Corey Weber, Phillip E. Walker, Katherine Neff, Taylor Laughlin, Johnny Meyer, Xhuliano Ujka, Tearra Oso, Vince Chavez, Isaac Phillips, Krista West, Aidiye Aidarbekov, Kara Gibson, Resit Berker Enhos, Steven Liu, Tudor Munteanu, Frank Lui Geo, Bill Rojas, Mark Anthony Petrucelli, Zhubin Rahbar, Javi Sánchez-Blanco Boyer, Jolie Mitnick Salter, Ramona Tibrin, Frankie Ponce, Vincent Marinelli, Adonis Simmons, Elena Cristiean, Cerra Angela Vallentine, Ron Saylor, Danny Finneran, Eloho Josephine Okujeni, Dan Byelich, Cynthia Natera, Jordan Daem, Max Valentine, Lauren Ash, Dree Hemingway, Joe Mande, Karen Macarah, Megan Ferguson, Xosha Roquemore, Kether Donohue, Jessie Ennis
San Francisco, 1998: 19-year-old Greg Sestero meets Tommy Wiseau in acting classes with Jean Shelton. Shelton criticizes Tommy’s performance of a scene from A Streetcar Named Desire, but Greg is impressed by Tommy’s fearlessness and the two become friends. On Tommy’s suggestion, they move to Los Angeles to pursue acting careers.
Greg signs with Iris Burton, a talent agent, while Tommy faces rejection from agencies, casting directors, and Hollywood insiders. Greg develops a relationship with Amber, whom he meets at a nightclub, and Tommy grows jealous; as he 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 both to star in.
Tommy writes a screenplay titled The Room, a melodrama about a love triangle between banker Johnny (played by Tommy), his fiancée Lisa and his best friend Mark. Greg reluctantly accepts the role of Mark and an associate producer credit. They rent out a production house; Tommy insists on buying all the production equipment and shooting the film on 35 mm 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.
Production starts smoothly, but Tommy is difficult to work with. He forgets his lines, arrives late, and refuses to supply his crew with basic needs such as drinking water, even as an actor faints. During preparation for a sex scene, Tommy humiliates actress Juliette Danielle by pointing out her acne to the crew. Having filmed extensive behind-the-scenes footage, Tommy reveals that he knows everybody hates him, and believes that nobody, including Greg, supports his vision.
Greg and Amber run into Malcolm in the Middle star Bryan Cranston, who invites Greg to fill in for a small lumberjack part in a Malcolm episode. The part requires a beard; as Greg is due to shave his beard for The Room, he begs Tommy to postpone shooting, but Tommy refuses. On the last day of shooting, Greg accuses Tommy of being selfish and duplicitous throughout their friendship, and questions his real age and origins….