James Franco’s ‘Room’ Movie Lands ‘Fault in Our Stars’ Screenwriters
James Franco's passion project based on The Disaster Artist, a book based on the making of the vexingly bad cult classic film The Room, is beginning to take shape. We already know that Franco is directing the film and starring as the real-life character Tommy Wiseau, who starred in, wrote, and directed The Room, making him the "mastermind" behind that flop — a label that, against all odds, has gone from sarcastic jab to completely accurate descriptor, I mean, actual real Hollywood is now telling his story! Anyway, the Franco vehicle has landed a pair of veteran screenwriters.
Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, the screenwriting duo behind (500) Days of Summer, The Spectacular Now, and The Fault in Our Stars (and also The Pink Panther 2, ahem) have signed on to adapt the book, according to Metro. The unlikely writers join a hefty Hollywood roster, which includes Franco's younger brother, Dave, who will play Greg Sestero, the co-star of The Room who wrote The Disaster Artist about his experience and his friendship with the odd Wiseau (Wiseau is now an underwear salesman with sitcom dreams). Seth Rogen is also involved as a producer.
If you're confused by all this, just trust us, see The Room, you will never experience anything like it.