Watch: Tommy Wiseau Auditioning to Play The Joker

Thanks to The Nerdist presents, we get to see The Room creator, writer, director, star Tommy Wiseau in an audition video to play The Joker.

Watch: Tommy Wiseau Auditioning to Play The Joker
He doesn't look half bad, actually

To explain a bit, rumors have mostly-but-not-really been all but confirmed that Joaquin Phoenix will be playing the ultimate Batman baddie in the upcoming live-action Joker origin story film.

Wiseau started tweeting to director Todd Phillips about wanting to play the part of The Joker, and shortly thereafter The Room costar Greg Sestero said he'd play Batman to Tommy's Joker.

Not gonna lie, this is pretty f*cking terrifying to watch, and if you're watching it at work or in a crowded room, make sure your volume levels are down — because it gets LOUD.

The results are… well…

Just. Why, Nerdist, why?

The entire 'audition' is staged, obviously, and maybe it's more than a little mean spirited towards Tommy, who by all accounts doesn't always understand the difference between reality and film.

Wiseau and Sestero have a new film coming out, Best F(r)iends Movie, and Tommy has even said that there's another project after that called Scary Love.

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About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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