C. Molly Smith
Updated Nov 22, 2017 @ 11:38 am

Ready to have your mind blown? Alison Brie has lots of interesting connections to The Disaster Artist, a film about the making of Tommy Wiseau’s legendary cult film The Room.

In The Disaster Artist (in theaters December 8th), Brie’s brother-in-law James Franco plays Tommy (he also directed the film…in character). And Brie’s now-husband Dave Franco plays Tommy’s collaborator Greg Sestero. Brie, meanwhile, plays Greg’s GF Amber, and a lot of her comedian friends appear in the movie too.

Still with us? Good, because Alison Brie’s connections run even deeper.

So much so, in fact, that Brie has a connection to The Room itself by way of Community, the beloved comedy in which she played Annie Edison.

Brie did, of course, have an ~awareness~ about the film. But there was a lot she didn’t know, like how a certain Community colleague was involved in the making of The Room

Brie and Jacobs picked Barron’s brain about his experiences, obvi. I mean, how could you not? And four years later, Dave signed onto the movie — with Brie eventually joining too. Talk about a small world, right?