Tommy Wiseau is starring in and directing a new movie with pal Greg Sestero

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February 07, 2019 10:45 AM

Cult legend Tommy Wiseau has another trick up his sleeve.

The director, who gained infamy for his 2003 movie The Room, announced at a Q&A screening of the film in Germany that his next project is a shark-attack horror titled Big Shark. Wiseau once again directs and stars in the film, which also features his The Room costar Greg Sestero.

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According to an attendee at the screening, the movie takes place in New Orleans and follows how a shark terrorizes the Southern city. The teaser, captured by someone in the audience, shows as Wiseau, Sestero and Isaiah LaBorde walking the streets of New Orleans as a sudden flood quickly brings water up to their waists.

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The group then feels something in the water and start running away before a large animated shark takes over the screen. The title of the movie is then revealed.

According to the attendee, Wiseau and Sestero said the movie hasn’t been shot yet and the plan is to film it this year. The German screening of the teaser is the first time the footage has been shown.

While Wiseau gained a cult following after fans started hosting screenings of The Room, he rose to infamy in 2017 when James Franco and his brother Dave Franco brought Sestero’s book about working with Wiseau to life in The Disaster Artist.

James eventually won a Golden Globe Award for his realistic portrayal of Wiseau in 2018 (Dave played Sestero) and the movie was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars a few weeks later.

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