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James Franco Reveals First Pic of Himself as Tommy Wiseau, More Cast in Making of The Room Movie



That’s James Franco as Tommy Wiseau/Johnny, and his brother Dave as Greg Sestero/Mark in The Disaster Artist, the movie about the making of the amazingly weird-bad cult classic The Room – the cult of which I am solidly a part of.

The rest of the movie’s cast has been solidified, too. Wanna see who’s playing which character?

Zac Efron as Dan Janjigian/Chris-R


Josh Hutcherson as Philip Haldiman/Denny


Ari Graynor as Juliette Danielle/Lisa


Jacki Weaver as Carolyn Minnott/Claudette


Andrew Santino as Scott Holmes/Mike


The book this movie is based on, The Disaster Artist, is even funnier and weirder than the original movie itself. But if you’re still baffled by the appeal, watch this…

Thus far the casting I’m most concerned about is Franco himself – everyone else seems perfect.

But then again…


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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist