James Franco's 'The Disaster Artist' Gets First Teaser and Release Date

The first teaser trailer has arrived for James Franco’s The Disaster Artist, in which the actor directs himself as Tommy Wiseau, the man behind The Room, known by it's cult-like fans as the “best-worst movie” ever made. When Franco and his co-stars, brother Dave Franco and Seth Rogen, premiered the film at SXSW this past March, they hinted at a possible summer release, but now A24 has decided to put it out at the height of awards season—in select theaters December 2 and nationwide December 8—only fueling the Oscar buzz for Franco’s transformational performance.

— Matt Wilstein