The New 'Disaster Artist' Trailer Shows The Man Behind The Worst Movie Ever

James Franco's film offers an empathetic look at The Room director Tommy Wiseau

It's not going to be in cinemas for another month, but James Franco's The Disaster Artist is already one of the best-received films of the year. Its first trailer played up the movie's comedic side: The Disaster Artist tells the tale of Tommy Wiseau, an enigmatically accented and mysteriously moneyed actor/vampire, and the wondrously terrible movie he made with his straight man best friend Greg Sestero.

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Anyone who's seen even a couple clips from their film, The Room, knows that with this source material, laughs aren't going to be hard to come by. But this second trailer pulls off a more challenging feat: It makes us empathise with Tommy, and the inherent pathos of his tragically paired passion for film and absolute lack of talent in it.

From: Esquire