James Franco's Oscar-nominated adaptation of Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell's The Disaster Artist arrives on Blu-ray March 13, so it's only right the man who inspired the ultimately heartwarming tale of art for art's sake celebrate with a Joker audition tape.
Fresh off being inserted into a number of disaster-y classics like Twister and Deep Impact, The Room's Tommy Wiseau has teamed up with Nerdist for a playful take on the classic Batman character ahead of Todd Phillips' currently untitled origin film. "Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?" Wiseau's Joker, in a nod to Jack Nicholson, asks the viewer. "Did you? No. But I did and I did like the devil." See the full audition tape up top.
The last we heard about Phillips' Joker movie, Joaquin Phoenix was the likeliest pick to take on the role previously portrayed by Jared Leto, Heath Ledger, and Nicholson. Shortly after Variety's report in February that Phoenix was the director's "top choice" and that Phoenix was in talks to sign, Wiseau started reaching out to Phillips on Twitter in the hopes of landing some consideration for the part.
Next for Wiseau is Vol. 1 of Best F(r)iends, also starring The Room's Sestero. It debuts at the end of this month, with Vol. 2 set to arrive in June.