Notoriously bad actor-director Tommy Wiseau, who rose to fame in cult ‘so bad, it’s good’ movie The Room, has said he would like to make a Star Wars film.
The mysterious filmmaker told his Twitter followers he would “absolutely” like to direct a Star Wars movie, but added he would “prefer to act” in one if given the opportunity.
He then issued a direct offer to Lucasfilm and producer Kathleen Kennedy to contact him, in the sort of astounding display of self-confidence that is typical of Tommy Wiseau.
— Tommy Wiseau (@TommyWiseau) December 5, 2017
Wiseau released The Room in 2003, having spent six million dollars of his own money to make the movie, which was conceived as a weighty drama at the level of Tennessee Williams.
It has since acquired a cult reputation and screenings of the film regularly sell out, with Wiseau and co-star Greg Sestero often attending for photo opportunities and Q&A sessions.
Wiseau is currently promoting The Disaster Artist, in which he is played by James Franco alongside Dave Franco as Sestero. Read our review here.
SEE ALSO: The Room’s Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero reunite after 13 years for Best F(r)iends; watch the trailer here
With The Disaster Artist, James Franco transforms the tragicomic true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau—an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable—into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds. Based on Greg Sestero’s best-selling tell-all about the making of Tommy’s cult-classic disasterpiece The Room (“The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made”), The Disaster Artist is a hilarious and welcome reminder that there is more than one way to become a legend—and no limit to what you can achieve when you have absolutely no idea what you’re doing.
The Disaster Artist features a cast that includes James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Bryan Cranston, Alison Brie, Zoey Deutch, Lizzy Caplan, Kristen Bell, Josh Hutcherson, Sharon Stone, Adam Scott, and Zach Braff.