R | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
To promote the film the distributor rented the same billboard on Highland Avenue in Los Angeles that Tommy Wiseau rented for five years to promote The Room (2003), mimicking the layout of the original billboard and including a phone number to RSVP to screenings.
If you were to ask the five best filmmakers in the world right now to make a movie like this... it... it wouldn't even be in the same universe.
Ike Barinholtz: I was blown away. Like, like three minutes in, I turn to my friend, "This is the fucking greatest movie ...
James Franco, who has brown eyes, wore colored contacts to more closely resemble Wiseau; however, in some early scenes such as the cafe, Franco is not wearing colored contacts.
There is a scene after the credits where James Franco as Tommy Wiseau has a conversation with Henry, who is played by the real Tommy Wiseau in a cameo.
$1,211,345 (USA) (3 December 2017)
$21,120,616 (USA) (8 March 2018)
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