James Franco comes to life as the abundantly strange Tommy Wiseau in A24’s official trailer for “The Disaster Artist,” which premiered Monday at the Toronto Film Festival. The trailer begins with Wiseau and Greg Sestero (portrayed by Dave Franco) bonding over their dream to make it in Hollywood.
“We’ll be famous; we’ll show show them,” they say.
There are several scenes of Franco yelling “Stella!”; he also attempts to impress the real-life Judd Apatow with a recitation of Hamlet’s “To be, or not to be” soliloquy in a restaurant, prompting Apatow to say, “It’s not going to happen for you, not in a million years.” “What about after that?” Franco responds. A24 is partnered with New Line Cinema on the movie, which will hit theaters on Dec. 1 for exclusive engagements in the U.S., followed by a nationwide release on Dec. 8.