A24's set to release The Disaster Artist in theaters on December 1, 2017. Rogen and Dave Franco co-starred in two Neighbors comedies, while Rogen and James Franco have worked together in Freaks and Geeks, Knocked Up, Pineapple Express, This is the End, Interview and Sausage Party. Sitting down in Entertainment Weekly, PEOPLE, and InStyle's studio at the Toronto International Film Festival, Dave discussed why it's taken so long for them to collaborate. Do you love movies that are so bad they're good?
In 2013, Greg Sestero co-wrote The Disaster Artist, a book about the experience of making The Room, and it is the most incredible piece of literature ever written. We shot at locations that I had hung out at when I was a struggling actor coming up in L.A., and just their story of trying to make it, I can relate to. Franco looks pretty much pitch flawless and word is he even stayed in character on set for the entire time.More news: Armie Hammer, Amber Tamblyn call out James Woods for hypocritical tweet
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The next best thing the film does is having the Francos as the lead since their real-life brotherhood translates well even if their real personalities are nothing like Greg and Tommy.
Reviews for The Disaster Artist have been generally positive. The enduring culture of appreciation around the movie exists in a world where there's no danger of taking The Room at face value, and The Disaster Artist does away with that tension altogether.