Writer, director, producer, and star Tommy Wiseau has developed a hell of a reputation thanks to his 2003 feature The Room, widely considered to be the worst movie ever made. This reputation was enhanced by The Disaster Artist, James Franco’s 2017 movie about the making of The Room which did the complete opposite and landed itself an Oscar nomination. Wiseau has done this and that over the years since The Room, including re-uniting with his Room co-star Greg Sestero for a movie titled Best F(r)iends. But what he hasn’t done is direct another feature. Now he aims to change that.
While doing a screening of The Room at the Prince Charles Theatre in London, Wiseau unveiled his next directorial endeavor: Big Shark. As you may have guessed, it’s about a large shark. You can find more information and a not-so-high-quality peek at the teaser video Wiseau shared below.
Best F(r)iends Written by Greg Sestero
Directed by Justin MacGregor
Starring Tommy Wiseau, Greg Sestero, Kristen StephensonPino, Vince Jolivette, Paul Scheer, Rick Edwards
Lionsgate | Rated R
Release date (Digital & OnDemand): September 25, 2018
Fifteen years ago, a cult classic of epic proportions was born. Tommy Wiseau wrote, directed, produced, and starred in The Room, a film that would earn the moniker of Best Bad Movie of all time. Thanks to his co-star and friend Greg Sestero‘s 2013 memoir The Disaster Artist and the James Franco Oscar-nominated film of the same name, Wiseau and Sestero have enjoyed a career resurgence. Their on-screen reunion takes place in the new film saga Best F(r)iends, written by Sestero and directed by Justin MacGregor.
Best F(r)iends will inevitably be compared to The Room due to Sestero and Wiseau’s involvement. However, as a film it is much better, with a cohesive plot, well-defined characters, and genuinely engaging interactions. It does feature some truly bizarre and original moments, and thanks to Wiseau’s off-beat acting style, there is a lot of humor, both intended and not. While I don’t think Best F(r)iends will garner the reputation and midnight-movie following of The Room, fans of the actors and that film will not be disappointed.
Back in 2003, Tommy Wiseau‘s name became one of legend, but not for the reasons he originally wanted. His film The Room, one which he wrote, produced, directed, and starred in, simultaneously became known as one of the worst films of all time by critics, but a cult classic to fans. In the 15 years since, Wiseau’s film has enjoyed a consistent presence in midnight showings across the country. His friend Greg Sestero was his co-star in The Room and in 2013 Sestero wrote The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made with co-author Tom Bissell. That was then turned into an Oscar-nominated film directed and starring James Franco as Wiseau and his brother David Franco as Greg.
Fresh off a new generation getting to love and appreciate The Room, Wiseau and Sestero reunited for a project, written by Sestero and directed by Justin MacGregor called Best F(r)iends. Best F(r)iends is about a homeless loner (Sestero) who stumbles into a bizarre friendship/partnership with a mysterious mortician (Wiseau). I got to speak to both men about their upcoming film, their on screen reunion, and more.
It looks like Joaquin Phoenix will be playing Batman villain the Joker in the upcoming origins movie being directed by Todd Phillips. One person we know won’t be taking on the role, should a deal with Phoenix not be worked out, is The Room writer, director, producer, and star Tommy Wiseau.
But that doesn’t mean Wiseau doesn’t think he’s the man for the job. He’s tweeted about wanting to play Joker in the past, and now he’s made his very own audition tape to show how he’d do. He even got The Room co-star and The Disaster Artist author Greg Sestero to stand in as Batman for the video, which you can check out below.
Since it was first released, writer/director/producer/star Tommy Wiseau‘s top contender for worst movie ever made, The Room, has slowly but surely collected an impressive cult following. To this day, midnight screenings are held all over, attracting the movie’s fans to experience it the best way possible.
But due to a surge in popularity thanks to the recently released movie about the making of this best worst movie, The Disaster Artist, The Room is about to get a theatrical release no one who saw it when it first came out in 2003 would have ever believed it would one day get. Instead of the occasional midnight movie screening, it’s been announced that Wiseau’s disasterpiece will be getting a wide theatrical release in around 600 theaters all over the country.