The Disaster Artist: James Franco's film about Tommy Wiseau's disasterpiece The Room is being tipped for an Oscar

When it emerged that James Franco was making a film about ‘best worst movie of all time’ The Room, most assumed this was going to be a pretty esoteric passion project – an oddity for cult fans that might find life on somewhere like Netflix.

Upon screening a “work-in-progress” cut at SXSW this week though, The Disaster Artist’s being labelled Oscar-worthy.

“I don’t think I’ve ever heard such thunderous rolls of laughter at the Paramount Theatre, thanks to a tour-de-force (and career-best) performance by Franco,” Ramin Setoodeh writes in Variety.

“The Academy typically doesn’t honor comedies, but there

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