What do you do after you’ve been in The Room, the best worst film ever? Where do you go after appearing in a cult hit so awful that it transcends space and time?
Well, the cast of Tommy Wiseau’s drama/rom-com have the answer. They’ve started a Kickstarter campaign for a film about their lives since making what is often described as “The Citizen Kane of bad films.” It’s so bad that when it first came out, people thought it was a joke.
It sounds like a good idea doesn’t it? It would be nice to know what the last 11 years have been like for the cast of a film so terrible, we can’t stop discussing it. This is one of several The Room-related projects of the last few years, including a video game, a book and James Franco recently saying he would make a film about the famously terrible film.
But this Kickstarter campaign is weirder and more multi-layered than it sounds because it will actually be fiction. The Room actors want to make a mockumentary rather than a real film.
Robyn Paris, who plays Lisa’s best friend, Michelle, launched the campaign.
She wrote, “Twelve years ago, a group of struggling actors (us!) accepted roles a film called The Room. We knew it wouldn’t win any awards. But we had no idea that it would… become a cult hit (and a complete joke). But when the world is laughing at you, what do you do?…You laugh right along with them.