It’s been 13 years since Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero played best friends turned romantic rivals in the cult classic, The Room, which many consider the worst movie of all time. Now, after countless midnight showings, a book based on the film’s production, and an upcoming film directed by and starring James Franco as Wiseau, the duo is finally back with their own new movie.
On Wednesday, a trailer for the completely under-the-radar film, Best F(r)iends was released, and it will be a welcome return for the millions who have fallen in love with The Room as the new film looks to be as strange, ridiculous, and ironically hilarious as the 2003 film.
The opening shot finds Sestero walking through the desert and covered in blood, before finding him on the side of the road in Los Angeles with a sign that reads, “Family kidnapped by ninjas need $4 karate lessons.” A sign like that is sure to attract interesting personalities, and that’s the case here as Wiseau’s mortician character pulls up and makes a job offer like only Wiseau could.
He then introduces Sestero to the gold business and the strange bedfellows soon become partners (who happen to rub Vaseline on each other’s faces), but things take a dark turn as the story progresses.
For The Room, Wiseau was the writer, director, star, and probably craft services guy, but on Best F(r)iends, he’s only acting. Gary Fong directed the film and Sestero wrote the script, which was inspired by a road trip he took with Wiseau back in 2003.
The duo’s time on The Room is being documented in an upcoming film starring and directed by Franco, titled The Masterpiece. The film is based on Sestero’s book, The Disaster Artist, and also stars Dave Franco (as Sestero), Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Josh Hutcherson, and Sharon Stone.
Best F(r)iends is currently without a release date. Watch the trailer below.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.