Get ready to say, “Oh hi, Mark,” all over again.
Tommy Wiseau, the infamous writer-director-star of the cult classic The Room, has reunited with Greg Sestero for a new movie called BEST F(R)IENDS. The story follows a man (Sestero) who meets a lonely mortician (Wiseau) who takes him on a wild journey. You can see the first trailer here.
Sestero wrote the script based on a short story he wrote after taking a road trip with Wiseau in 2003. Sestero then brought the role to Wiseau, who responded positively. They shot the film quietly over the summer with director Gary Fong at the helm. You can see the first trailer here. A distribution plan is still in the works, with the filmmakers eyeing a theatrical release.
News of the project comes in the midst of New Line’s The Masterpiece, formerly known as The Disaster Artist, the James Franco-directed adaptation of the tell-all book written by Sestero and Tom Bissell which details the behind-the-scenes process of creating the The Room.
The Room is widely considered to be one of the worst films ever made – labeled by one film professor as “the Citizen Kane of bad movies” – but its confusing plot, bizarre dialogue, and strange edits only begin to relate the weird story behind its production and its eccentric creator, Wiseau, details revealed in Sestero and Bissell’s aforementioned book. Since its release in 2003, the movie has developed a devoted cult following and continues to draw sell-out crowds to midnight screenings across the country.
Josh Lyons | Managing Editor
This news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.