Tommy Wiseau to attend Golden Globes with James Franco

Nearly 15 years after the release of cult hit The Room, director/producer/star Tommy Wiseau will finally walk the red carpet at the Golden Globes.

Often referred to as 'the Citizen Kane of bad movies', the film has become such a phenomenon that a new film based on the making of it scored two nominations.

James Franco's The Disaster Artist landed nods for Best Film (comedy/musical) and Best Actor (comedy/musical) for his role as Wiseau.

"I think [taking Wiseau to the ceremony] is what everyone wants and what everyone needs," Franco told the Hollywood Reporter.

Tommy Wiseau to attend Golden Globes with James Franco.
Tommy Wiseau and James Franco Photo credit: Getty

Franco said Wiseau was excited to learn of the nominations and responded with suitably enigmatic text messages.

"He sent some texts. He says, 'Whoah what a day.' And he said, 'Can you imagine. What Next?'

"And then the final one, which I really don't understand: 'We don't need panic cinema. We might buy cinema in Paris ha ha ha.' I don't know what that means."

The Room is a bizarre drama, centring on a love triangle between a man, his fiancé and his best friend.

It had a reported budget of US$6 million and initially pulled in less than US$1800 at the box office, after being slammed by critics as "the worst movie of all time".

Over the years since it was first released, it has established a cult following that attracts sold-out special screenings all around the world, including New Zealand.

The 2018 Golden Globe winners will be announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on January 7 (local time).


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