James Franco’s movie about Tommy Wiseau is really happening, and he’s enlisted two unlikely screenwriters to pen the script. Franco is set to direct and star in The Disaster Artist, which revolves around eccentric The Room writer/director/producer/star Tommy Wiseau, and now The Wrap reports that The Fault in Our Stars and The Spectacular Now screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber have been hired to pen the script. They will be adapting the book of the same name by The Room actor Greg Sestero and journalist Tom Bissell, and Dave Franco is already attached to play Sestero in the film.
Franco describes his take as a “funny, heartfelt story about trying to make your dreams come true,” and I’m rather curious to see how he navigates the line between parody and earnestness in his chronicle of Wiseau’s path to making The Room—truly one of the most entertaining bad movies ever made. More on The Disaster Artist movie after the jump.