It's been 20 years since the legendarily terrible film The Room blessed the world with its stilted dialogue, bizarre shot compositions and Tommy Wiseau, and in celebration, the world will get the chance to see it remade — apparently line-for-line and shot-for-shot with Better Call Saul's Bob Odenkirk as the main character Johnny.
Odenkirk confirmed the project in a Twitter post yesterday morning after Slash Film reported the project was in development.
The project is connected to Acting for a Cause, an organization that puts together staged readings for charity. The upcoming Room remake will benefit amfAR, an AIDS research foundation.
Acting for a Cause director Brando Crawford posted a still from the project in a February Instagram post that shows Odenkirk as Wiseau and himself as the character Mark, dutifully holding a football.
Though Odenkirk is currently best known for his dramatic chops showcased in the Breaking Bad universe, he is no stranger to bizarre comedy, being a frequent collaborator with Tim and Eric and nailing one of the most memorable sketches from I Think You Should Leave.
His Wiseau follows James Franco's, who portrayed the enigmatic filmmaker in A24's The Disaster Artist back in 2017.
Mar 09, 2023 at 02:07PM EST
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