James Franco Appearance In The Disaster Artist Has Some Tongues Wagging

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The latest trailer for James Franco’s adaptation of The Disaster Artist has more than just Franco fans amazed at his transformation. Fans of Tom Hiddleston are also agog at the more than passing resemblance to him, in two of his films.

The trailer for The Disaster Artist, released by A24 has just landed. The film will take a look at the bedlam and mayhem going on behind the scenes of the iconic film The Room, which was written, directed, produced, and executive produced by Tommy Wiseau, who also starred. It’s one of those so-bad-it’s-good movies.

So while fans of The Room reveled in the infamous “Oh, hi Mark” reference, the rest of the world wondered what Franco’s Hiddleston/Loki impersonation was all about.

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And that’s not the only similarity; Franco also resembles another character played by Hiddleston. Check out the likeness of Adam from Only Lovers Left Alive as well below. Only Lovers is a Jim Jarmusch movie about vampires, which also starred Tilda Swinton. Hiddleston plays a “suicidally romantic” musician whose house needs a good clean.

It seems the resemblance has got a few tongues wagging on Twitter as well.

Starring alongside Franco, other cast members include Seth Rogen, Josh Hutcherson, Zac Efron, Hannibal Buress, Melanie Griffith, Sharon Stone, Jacki Weaver, Paul Scheer, and Jason Mantzoukas. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Mantzoukis said, “Franco directed the whole movie in character as Tommy Wiseau. Well, I should amend that — he wasn’t in character as Tommy Wiseau, but once he started the day doing Tommy’s voice, he would spend the rest of the day doing the voice. So, it wasn’t like he was pretending to be Tommy, but it was like James using Tommy’s speech pattern and accent. It was really special and very funny.”

The Disaster Artist, which received a standing ovation when it premiered at South by Southwest earlier this year, will be released on December 8 in the USA.

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