According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar-nominated actress Sharon Stone (Gods Behaving Badly) is the latest addition to The Disaster Artist, New Line Cinema’s take on one of the worst movies ever made.
She joins a big-name cast that includes director James Franco (Oscar-nominated for his lead role in 127 Hours), his brother Dave Franco (Unfinished Business), Seth Rogen (The Night Before), Josh Hutcherson (Hunger Games franchise), Zac Efron (Neighbors), Alison Brie (TV’s Community), Kate Upton (The Other Woman), and Jacki Weaver (Equals).
Besides starring in the film, Franco and Rogen will co-produce, along with Evan Goldberg, Vince Jolivette, and Good Universe. Franco is set to direct from a screenplay by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (The Spectacular Now, The Fault in Our Stars).
Based on the nonfictional book by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell, the story captures the resulting cinematic comedy of errors when Tommy Wiseau (Franco), an eccentric man with no filmmaking experience, grandiosely decides to write, direct, produce, and star in a movie. Indeed Wiseau went on to write, direct, produce, and star in a 2003 drama entitled The Room, which opened to terrible reviews. The low budget film co-starred Sestero (to be played by Dave Franco), and Philip Haldiman (to be played by Hutcherson). Stone will play a Hollywood agent.
Stone shot to international stardom with her starring role in 1992’s erotic thriller Basic Instinct opposite Academy Award winner Michael Douglas (Ant-Man). She most recently played the vice president of the United States on TNT’s just-canceled James Bond-type series Agent X. She will be seen next March in Alex Ranarivelo’s drama Running Wild.
The Disaster Artist is currently filming in Los Angeles.