Sestero co-wrote the film with Tommy Wiseau who directed, produced and financed the film. Sestero also starred in the movie as Wiseau’s best friend, Mark. Self-released only in Southern California, word-of-mouth spread and it quickly became a cult midnight show regular due to its terrible acting, bad production values and gaping plot holes.
Franco will direct and co-produce the book adaptation from a script by Ryan Moody. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will produce and it's likely James and Dave will take on key roles onscreen.
James Franco’s has optioned book and life rights to The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room,