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New Tommy Wiseau-Greg Sestero film 'Best F(r)iends' to screen in theaters

By Karen Butler
New Tommy Wiseau-Greg Sestero film 'Best F(r)iends' to screen in theaters
Tommy Wiseau attends the 19th annual InStyle and Warner Brothers Golden Globes After-Party at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California on January 7, 2018. Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Best F(r)iends -- a dark comedy-thriller featuring The Room co-stars Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero -- will get a limited, theatrical release this spring.

Sestero's book The Disaster Artist, which chronicled the making of The Room, was the basis of a celebrated, 2017 film directed by and starring James Franco as Wiseau and his real-life brother Dave Franco as Sestero.

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The real Sestero penned the screenplay for Best F(r)iends. It was inspired by a 2003 road trip he made with Wiseau after the production of The Room, which Wiseau wrote, directed and starred in.

The Room is widely regarded as one of the worst movies ever made, but it has a cult following.

Best F(r)iends will be released in two volumes, for two nights each. Part I will play in cinemas nationwide March 30 and April 2. Part II will screen on June 1 and June 4. It co-stars Paul Scheer and features a musical score created by Daniel Platzman of Imagine Dragons.

"When we unveiled the Best F(r)iends trailer at our cinema screenings of Tommy Wiseau's The Room in January, fan response was overwhelming," Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh said in a statement. "This spring, we are excited to bring this reunion of friends to fans of Wiseau and The Room everywhere."

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