Zac Efron joins James Franco’s The Disaster Artist

Zac Efron

by James White |
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James Franco’s new film is turning into a big old reunion for friends and comedy types who love Tommy Wiseau’s so-bad-it’s-great-melodrama The Room. With Seth Rogen now aboard, Zac Efron has agreed to make a cameo in buddy comedy The Disaster Artist.

Franco is both directing and starring in this one, chronicling Wiseau’s plans to make The Room, which became known as a famously cheesy misfire and is now revered as an unintentional comedy classic. Writers Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber have adapted actor Greg Sestero’s book The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, which he wrote with journalist Tom Bissell. The tome chronicles the chaotic creation of the film, which, if you’ve never experienced, you can see some of in the trailer here{ =nofollow}.

Dave Franco is attached to star as Sestero, with Josh Hutcherson as fellow thesp Philip Haldiman. Also on for the fun? Ari Graynor, Kate Upton, Hannibal Buress, Jacki Weaver and Andrew Santino. The cameras are rolling now in Los Angeles.

Efron, who had a bad time at the box office this year with We Are Your Friends, is looking to bounce back via several projects. He’ll next be seen opposite Robert De Niro in Dirty Grandpa on January 25, and reunites with Rogen for Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising on May 6. He’s also worked on Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates, due August 12, and has signed to co-star with Dwayne Johnson and Alexandra Daddario in the Baywatch film.

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