Tommy Wiseau originally wrote The Room as a play, which eventually evolved into a 500-page book. The play part may explain why Wiseau insisted on every actor having an understudy, a practice that;'s largely unheard of in movies. Wiseau unsurprisingly couldn't find anyone willing to publish his masterpiece, resulting in a 99-page script adaptation. In 2011, Wiseau revealed that he's still scheming ways to get The Room to become a Broadway production.