The Masterpiece is an upcoming American biographical comedy film directed by, co-produced by, and starring James Franco. Based on Greg Sestero’s non-fiction book The Disaster Artist, the film depicts the early friendship of Sestero and Tommy Wiseau, the filmmaker behind the 2003 cult film The Room, and the making of the film itself.
The film stars James and Dave Franco alongside a supporting cast featuring Seth Rogen, Josh Hutcherson, Ari Graynor, Jacki Weaver, Hannibal Buress, Andrew Santino, Zac Efron, Alison Brie, Sharon Stone and Bryan Cranston. Principal photography of the film began on December 8, 2015. It is scheduled to be theatrically released in 2017.