10 March 2023

Bob Odenkirk starring in infamous classic ‘The Room’ remake for AIDS research charity

Acting for a Cause backs the remake, with the project being filmed entirely on green screen.

Better Call Saul‘s Bob Odenkirk will star in a remake of The Room, one of cinema’s strangest films – some say the worst, others know the naysayers just don’t get it.

Performed against a green screen that displays locations used in the original movie, The Room remake is the latest endeavour from Acting For a Cause, an all-volunteer organisation that produces and stages Zoom-style table readings of classic plays and films for charity. Produced, directed and hosted by the organisation’s Brando Crawford, The Room will benefit amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research.

“This is real,” Odenkirk tweeted last night. “This is true. And let me tell you, I tried my best to SELL every line, as honestly as I could…and I had a BLAST.’ The remake of the 2003 cult film will see Odenkirk taking on the lead role of Johnny, originated by the film’s writer and director, Tommy Wiseau.

Typically, the Acting For A Cause productions are announced just days before appearing on the group’s website, with pre-show information on its Instagram page. Judging by photos posted on Instagram, The Room project is a step beyond the usual Zoom readings, with the cast actually performing in front of the green screen.

Odenkirk reportedly filmed his role in January, although there has been no official release date for the remake announced as of yet.

  • Writer Chris Saunders
  • Banner Image Credit AMC / Better Caul Saul

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