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Josh Hutcherson Joins James Franco’s Movie About the Making of The Room

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The subjectively worst Hunger Games love interest is joining the movie about the making of the objectively worst movie ever. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Josh Hutcherson has signed on to play Philip Haldiman, the actor who played Danny in The Room, in James Franco’s The Disaster Artist, which will chronicle the making of the delightfully terrible movie. In a move that mimics fellow perfect-jawed human Zac Efron’s absorption into Hollywood’s stoner comedy–industrial complex with Neighbors, Hutcherson joins a cast that includes Dave Franco and Seth Rogen. The film is based off of a 2013 book of the same name from Greg Sestero, who starred in the 2003 movie, and has a script by (500) Days of Summer’s Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber. James Franco is directing and starring in the project as Tommy Wiseau, the director and star of The Room.

Josh Hutcherson Joins Franco’s The Room Film