James Franco has been a Hollywood star for what seems like forever now, but his latest film looks as if it'll take him to the next level.

The 39-year-old stars in, directs and co-produces The Disaster Artist, the story of Tommy Wiseau's IRL travails in the making of 2003 indie movie The Room. The first official trailer has now been released, and it looks nothing short of brilliant:

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Franco's joined by his brother Dave and close friend Seth Rogen, who play Wiseau's co-star Greg Sestero and assistant director Sandy Schklair, respectively.

The Disaster Artist got great reviews following its work-in-progress screening at SXSW back in March, IndieWire reports, as well as at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Wiseau's attempt to create The Room has been the subject of much conjecture - is it deliberately rubbish? - and the film itself was labelled 'the Citizen Kane of bad movies' in Entertainment Weekly. In fact, it's often described as the worst film ever made.

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Franco's film was written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, based on the book The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made, written by Sestero.

Wiseau himself was reportedly at the screening at TIFF, though allegedly declined to give the film a proper review once it had finished, simply saying: "I have to think about it."

Who's excited for this, then?

Bring on December.

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