The film is a biographical comedy-drama movie directed and produced by James Franco with the writer Michael Weber and Scott Neustadter. It is from the nonfiction book of Tom Bissell and Greg Sestero with similar title.
The Cast List:
Dave Franco played as Greg Sestero, the actor and line producer that portrayed as Mark in “The Room”.
James Franco played as Tommy Wiseau, a director, producer, writer, executive producer and the actor that portrayed as Johnny in “The Room”.
Hannibal Buress played as Bill Meurer, the possessor of Birns & Sawyer, the stage loaned by Wiseau.
Zac Efron played as Dan Janjigian, an actor that portrayed as Chris-R in “The Room”.
Nathan Fielder played as Kyle Vogt, an actor that who portrayed as “Peter” in “The Room”.
Ari Graynor played as Juliette Danielle, an actress that portrayed as Lisa in “The Room”.
Melanie Griffith played as Jean Shelton, the professor of the acting class goes by Sestero and Wiseau.
Josh Hutcherson played as Philip Haldiman, an actor that portrayed as Denny in “The Room”.
Jason Mantzoukas played as Peter Anway, a representative of Birns & Sawyer.
Megan Mullally played as Mrs. Sestero, mother of Greg Sestero.
Seth Rogen played as Sandy Schklair, a script supervisor that soon became the informal de-facto director
June Diane Raphael played as Robyn Paris, an actress that portrayed as Michelle in “The Room”.
Andrew Santino played as Scott Holmes, an actor that portrayed as Mike in “The Room”.
Sharon Stone played as Iris Burton, agent’s Greg Sestero .
Jacki Weaver played as Carolyn Minnott, an actress that portrayed as Claudette in “The Room”.
Casey Wilson played Casting Director No. 2.
Alison Brie played as Amber, girlfriend of Greg Sestero
Sugar Lyn Beard played as Actress No. 2
Jerrod Carmichael played as Actor Friend
Brian Huskey played as James, the teller
Paul Scheer played as Raphael Smadja, a first DP
Randall Park played as Male Actor
The Story Line:
In San Francisco, California, in 1998, the 19-year old aiming actor Greg Sestero encounters the mysterious guy known as Tommy Wiseau to his acting classes together with Jean Shelton. Right after Wiseau tries to act scenery from the Tennessee Williams’ entitled “A Streetcar Named Desire”, this performance was tore separately by Shelton. Sestero became obsessed by Wiseau’s courage on stage. Through the coming months, Wiseau and Sestero creates albeit bizarre, strong friendship. Finally, on Wiseau’s proposal, the two transferred to LA to provide a chance with their acting careers.
After some weeks, Sestero had signed with Iris Burton, he is one of the distinguished young talent agents of his time. In contrast, Wiseau, face rejection coming from agencies, Hollywood insiders and casting directors. At this time, Sestero developed a connection with Amber, whom he encounters at the nightclub. Wiseau started growing temperamental and jealous, hopeless and feeling dejected and ready to go back to San Francisco. The auditions of Sestero dried up. He shares that frustration with Wiseau, desiring that he can simply create the film to supply himself the role. Wiseau take that suggestion literally.
The Writers View:
The movie is a bit crazy with their process of creating The Room and how the connection with Tommy progress. The viewer needs to see “The Room” first to be able to take the most from this movie, due to the behind the scenes stories. It will provide context on how the strange choices in the film took place. This is so effective since you can’t help but think who thought of making this film was a good idea.