James Franco is one of The Room's many celebrity fans, as seen in his VICE review of The Disaster Artist. After reaching out to Greg Sestero about his memoir, Franco was given the green-light to film an adaptation of the book. Franco's production company, Rabbit Bandini Productions, is producing the film, with Seth Rogen serving as an additional producer. James' brother, Dave Franco, got Tommy Wiseau's blessing to play Sestero, while James Franco himself will possibly tackle the role of Wiseau. Franco also hired The Fault in Our Stars and 500 Days of Summer screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber to adapt the script.