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The Disaster Artist (2017)

Opens on August 26

Director: James Franco Run Time: 104 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2017

Starring: Alison Brie, Ari Graynor, Dave Franco, James Franco, Seth Rogen

Country: United States
Language: English

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About the film:

The incredible true story of aspiring filmmaker and Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau as he and his best friend defiantly pursue their dreams and embark on the hilarious odyssey of making the now-infamous, cult classic The Room.

The Disaster Artist is a sweet, emotionally engaging tribute to friendship, the movies and the importance of dreams.”

—Adam Graham for Detroit News

About the filmmaker:

James Franco is an American actor and director, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in 127 Hours (2010). Franco is known for his roles in films such as Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007), Milk (2008), and Spring Breakers (2012). He is known for his collaborations with fellow actor Seth Rogen, including Pineapple Express (2008), This Is the End (2013), and The Disaster Artist (2017), which Franco directed and for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

Franco is also known for his work on television where his first prominent acting role was the character Daniel Desario on the short-lived ensemble comedy-drama Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000), which developed a cult following. He starred in the David Simon-created HBO drama The Deuce (2017–2019). Franco has taught film classes at New York University, the University of Southern California, UCLA, Studio 4, Palo Alto High School, and Playhouse West.

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