‘The Room”s Tommy Wiseau asks to be in ‘Star Wars 9’

"Oh, hi, Mark. Put me in the next Star Wars."

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.

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…’”