The Catastrophe Artist is an award-profitable 2013 non-fiction book published by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell. Sestero reveals the troubled improvement and generation of the 2003 cult movie The Home when detailing his very own struggles as a starving young actor and his romance with the mysterious Tommy Wiseau. The book focuses on the problems and odd experiences Sestero experienced at the rear of the scenes and his unlikely friendship with Wiseau. A movie adaptation, The Masterpiece is being created by Seth Rogen with James Franco directing, creating and starring as Tommy Wiseau along with Dave Franco as Greg Sestero.
Sestero, an aspiring actor, initially encounters Wiseau in an performing course. Sestero is at initially perplexed by Wiseau’s over-the-best performing technique, his abnormal physical overall look, his unidentifiable accent and his eccentric conduct, which features a fascination with all things American and a refusal to explore his past. At the exact time, Sestero admires Wiseau’s legitimate enthusiasm for both equally lifetime and performing. The two form an odd but affectionate bond as Sestero commences to study of the lots of contradictions of Wiseau’s individuality.
As Sestero gradually accrues much more performing credits, Wiseau commences to increase jealous and techniques to make very similar acknowledgement (these kinds of as earning a SAG card by creating and starring in a industrial for a firm he himself owned). Soon after viewing The Proficient Mr. Ripley for the initially time, Sestero is struck by how very similar Wiseau is to the title character. When Wiseau watches the movie, as a substitute of recognizing himself, he gets to be obsessed with building a movie as highly effective with very similar themes. The result is the screenplay for The Home, which features a character, Mark, named immediately after actor Matt Damon (whose name Wiseau experienced misheard).