Tommy Wiseau, the cult director behind The Room, has asked to be cast in the new Star Wars film.
Wiseau – whose infamous, disastrous production has been immortalised in new film The Disaster Artist – took to Twitter to make the request. Responding to a previous tweet from the official Star Wars account which referenced a scene in The Room, Wiseau wrote: “Oh, hi, Mark. Put me in the next Star Wars.”
In response, one fan has edited some of Wiseau’s most iconic The Room scenes into key moments in the Star Wars trilogy – watch that below, alongside Wiseau’s original tweet.
— Kampus Film (@kampusfilmID) December 7, 2017
James Franco – who plays the eccentric European filmmaker Wiseau in The Disaster Artist – recently revealed that in order to get into character as Wiseau he had to sit through hours of pre-production each day, with the end result shocking most people who turned up on set.
“I think it was a weird experience for most people the first time they came to set,” he told Slash Film. “I’d been going through pre-production, testing out the prosthetics, and that was a two or two-and-a-half hour thing every morning, and then I was the director, so I was there before everyone.”
His brother Dave – who plays line producer Greg Sestero in the film – added that Franco was so unrecognisable on set that it felt like Wiseau himself was directing proceedings.
“After a while, we would sort of get used to it, but there were so many cameos in the movie where every day a new person would show up, and we’d kind of have to prep them,” he recalled. “We’d be like, ‘So, you’re not going to be around James today…’”