The 2003 romantic drama ‘The Room’ is infamous for its unintentional hilarity and the mysteries surrounding its writer and director Tommy Wiseau. Ever since its release, it has garnered a cult following and has since gone on to be a favorite of various cinephiles. Twenty years after its release, ‘Better Call Saul’ star Bob Odenkirk has confirmed that is starring in a remake of the film as the protagonist Johnny.
“This is real. This is true. And let me tell you, I tried my best to SELL every line, as honestly as I could…and I had a BLAST,” he wrote on social media, but did not give a release date away.
This is real. This is true. And let me tell you, I tried my best to SELL every line, as honestly as I could…and I had a BLAST https://t.co/v261E1DKnG
— Mr. Bob Odenkirk (@mrbobodenkirk) March 9, 2023
“We know that the production is going to benefit a charity called amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. The organization Acting For a Cause is also involved, though it’s unclear if they’re also benefiting from donations, or if they’re only backing the remake. Brando Crawford, the founder of Acting For a Cause, took credit for direction in a recent Instagram post. As for Odenkirk’s participation, we can confirm that he did indeed participate in the film back in January. We’ve also collected several social media posts from people involved for you to check out below,” Slash Film reported.
‘The Room’ was written, produced, and directed by Tommy Wiseau who played the protagonist Johnny. It stars Wiseau’s longtime friend Greg Sestero who plays Mark, a character named after Matt Damon. It also stars Juliette Danielle, Philip Haldiman, Carolyn Minnott, Robyn Paris, Scott Holmes, Dan Janjigian, Kyle Vogt, and Greg Ellery. It was shot digitally and on 35 mm film.
In 2013 Sestero wrote ‘The Disaster Artist’ a book detailing the filming of ‘The Room.’ It was made into a 2017 film by A24 and directed by James Franco, who also played Wiseau in the film. Dave Franco starred as Sestero.
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