Director of The Room, Tommy Wiseau, is lobbying for a part in The Suicide Squad and elicited a response from James Gunn.
Enigmatic actor, writer, and director Tommy Wiseau is trying, to no apparent avail, to get a role in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad movie. He went as far mocking up the massive poster of names Gunn posted on social media weeks ago right before the furtive table read.
Wiseau replaced all the big names with his own and posted the image to his personal Twitter this week with the caption “Wiseau Serious?” — a play on the famous line “Why so serious?” by Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight. His post was a reply to Gunn’s cast list reveal – which Gunn had captioned “Don’t get too attached. #TheSuicideSquad.” Wiseau also tagged Gunn and his brother Sean.
Gunn noticed and responded promptly by retweeting and commenting “I didn’t know I signed on for a Klumps sort of deal.” “Klumps” refers to a family of characters in The Nutty Professor remake and its sequel all played by Eddie Murphy – who was known for his myriad of performances under heavy make-up.
Tommy Wiseau is known for the 2003 indie cult film The Room which turned into a classic for being so bad. The story behind it was made into the James Franco comedy The Disaster Artist. While he probably won’t make the cut, that hasn’t stopped him from trying to enter the DC film universe.
Last year, he staged an audition courtesy of The Nerdist to play the Joker. Months before cameras rolled on Todd Phillips’ film starring Joaquin Phoenix, Wiseau channeled his best Heath Ledger and Jack Nicholson, racking up over 5 million YouTube views.
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The Suicide Squad is entering production in Georgia. A veritable sequel, it is termed a soft reboot by Warner and DC producers. Due out Aug. 6, 2021, the film is directed and written by James Gunn and stars the returning Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, and Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag.
Joining them are Steve Agee as King Shark, David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man, Idris Elba as the rumored Bronze Tiger, Daniela Melchior as a version of Ratcatcher, and John Cena possibly as Peacemaker. Also on board are a long list of others in undisclosed roles including Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Michael Rooker (originally reported having landed King Shark), Mayling Ng, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Peter Capaldi, and Nathan Fillion.