In this online version of a recent TV Broadcast of Entertainment Today, our TV Show Host: Margie Rey, and Reporter: Renee Esebag , interview the 2 key people from “The Room” that the Award Winning Movie Comedy – “The Disaster Artist” was based on.
In this TV segment Margie and Renee interview Tommy Wiseau: who is an actor, writer, director and filmmaker, who produced, directed, and starred in the 2003 cult film The Room, and in the 2017 film adaptation of The Disaster Artist, the award winning actor – James Franco- portrays Wiseau. Wiseau approved of the choice, as well as that of Dave Franco(James’s brother) playing Disaster Artist author and his real life friend Greg Sestero. Tommy Wiseau makes a cameo appearance in a post-credits scene as Henry. Tommy and Greg gave us a great interview in this news segment ! In the below photo you can see Tommy when we spoke to him backstage at The Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills:
The Disaster Artist is a 2017 American biographical comedy-drama film produced and directed by James Franco. Written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, the film is based on Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell’s non-fiction book of the same name, and chronicles the making of Tommy Wiseau’s 2003 The Room, widely considered one of the worst films ever made. The film stars brothers James and Dave Franco as Wiseau and Sestero, respectively, alongside a supporting cast featuring Seth Rogen (who also produced), Alison Brie, Ari Graynor, Josh Hutcherson, Zac Efron, Megan Mullally, Jason Mantzoukas, Sharon Stone, Melanie Griffith, Hannibal Buress and Jacki Weaver. With Celebrity cameos by Bryan Cranston, J. J. Abrams, Kristen Bell, Keegan-Michael Key, Adam Scott, Danny McBride, Angelyne, Kevin Smith, Judd Apatow, and Bob Odenkirk ! Below photo – Left to Right : Writer Michael Weber, subject Greg Sestero, actress Alison Brie, writer Scott Neustadter, director/actor James Franco, actress Ari Graynor, subject Tommy Wiseau, actor Paul Sheer, and actor Dave Franco from the film “The Disaster Artist.” :
Dave Franco as Greg Sestero, the line producer and actor who portrays “Mark” in The Room
James Franco as Tommy Wiseau, the writer, director, producer, executive producer and actor who portrays “Johnny” in The Room
Seth Rogen as Sandy Schklair, the script supervisor who soon becomes the de-facto director as the production unravels
Ari Graynor as Juliette Danielle, the actress who portrays “Lisa” in The Room
Alison Brie as Amber, Greg Sestero’s girlfriend
Jacki Weaver as Carolyn Minnott, the actress who portrays “Claudette” in The Room
Paul Scheer as Raphael Smadja, the first DP
Zac Efron as Dan Janjigian, the actor who portrays “Chris-R” in The Room
Josh Hutcherson as Philip Haldiman, the actor who portrays “Denny” in The Room
June Diane Raphael as Robyn Paris, the actress who portrays “Michelle” in The Room
Megan Mullally as Mrs. Sestero, Greg Sestero’s mother
Jason Mantzoukas as Peter Anway, the rep of Birns and Sawyer (who our TV company have bought equipment from in the past)
Andrew Santino as Scott Holmes, the actor who portrays “Mike” in The Room
Nathan Fielder as Kyle Vogt, the actor who portrays “Peter” in The Room
Sharon Stone as Iris Burton, Greg Sestero’s agent
Melanie Griffith as Jean Shelton, the teacher of an acting class attended by Wiseau and Sestero
Hannibal Buress as Bill Meurer, the owner of Birns and Sawyer, a stage rented by Wiseau, (who our TV company have bought equipment from in the past)
Celebrity cameos include Bryan Cranston, J. J. Abrams, Lizzy Caplan, Kristen Bell, Keegan-Michael Key, Adam Scott, Danny McBride, Angelyne, Kevin Smith, and Ike Barinholtz as themselves. Bob Odenkirk appears as a method acting acting teacher in Los Angeles, and Judd Apatow as a film producer. Other cameos include John Early, Joe Mande, Jessie Ennis, Dylan Minnette, Charlyne Yi, Tom Franco, Zoey Deutch, Sugar Lyn Beard, Brian Huskey, Randall Park, Jerrod Carmichael and Casey Wilson. Greg Sestero appears as an assistant casting director, while Tommy Wiseau appears in a post-credits scene.
The Disaster Artist received positive reviews from critics, with James Franco’s portrayal of Wiseau as well as the film’s humor and screenplay receiving praise, and was chosen by the National Board of Review as one of the top ten films of 2017.
At the 75th Golden Globe Awards, James Franco won the award for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy; the film was also nominated for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, that our news team covered on January 7, 2018. In the below photo you can see James when we spoke to him backstage with The Golden Globe statue in his hands:
Franco also received a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role at the 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards, on January 21, 2018, that our news team covered.
It was Nominated by The Writers Guild of America Awards on February 11, 2018, for Best Adapted Screenplay by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, that our news team covered.
The Disaster Artist was Nominated for Best Comedy, and for Best Adapted Screenplay by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, and James Franco was nominated for Best Actor; and won Best Actor in a Comedy at The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards on January 11, 2018, that our news team covered.
James was Nominated for Best Male Lead at The Independent Spirit Awards on March 3, 2018, that our news team covered.
It was Nominated for The USC Scripter Awards for The Best Screenplay by Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell on February 10, 2018, that our news team covered.
The film: The Disaster Artist also earned a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 90th Academy Awards this year on March 4, 2018, that our news team covered. So if you still not have seen this movie yet, it is still playing in select theatres now, and The Disaster Artist is Now Available to own on Digital HD!
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