Diane Kruger Joins Steve Carell In Robert Zemeckis Drama | Film News


Part of the Steven Spielberg Science fiction family, Robert Zemeckis is back with a new project and he is bringing in both Steve Carell and Diane Kruger!


The Back to the Future and Forrest Gump director will be adapting Jeff Malmberg‘s 2010 documentary Marwencol which won the documentary awards from the Boston Society of Film Critics and the SXSW festival.


Set up two years ago, the film focuses on Mark Hogancamp who is recovering from an assault by building a miniature World War II era village in his backyard.


Zemeckis is both directing and producing the film. Legendary screenwriter, Caroline Thompson is writing the screenplay. Close Tim Burton collaborator, Thompson is known for her work on Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride to name a few.
She is sure to bring a quirky and gothic twist to Malmberg‘s beautifully serious drama.


Carell will take on the role of Mark Hogancamp while Kruger has been cast as Deja Thoris, the Belgian Witch of Marwencol in the world of the backyard village. Leslie Mann and Janelle Monae have also recently joined the cast.


Both leads have been quite busy lately with Kruger winning Best Actress at Cannes for her role in Fatih Akin’s In the Fade while Carell will be seen in the upcoming Battle of the Sexes by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, expected to be released in September.



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