Leslie Zemeckis has joined Steve Carell, Diane Kruger and Leslie Mann in her husband’s Untitled Robert Zemeckis Project, set to release for Universal on November 21, 2018. The film is based on Jeff Malmberg’s 2010 documentary Marwencol and directed by Robert Zemeckis from a script he wrote with Caroline Thompson.
The story follows a man (Carell) who recovers from an assault by building a miniature World War II-era village in his backyard. It’s being produced through Zemecki’s ImageMovers (Steve Starkey and Jack Rapke also produce). Other producers are Cherylanne Martin (The Pacific). Documentarian Malmberg and Jackie Levine are executive producers.
Leslie Zemeckis (Beowulf, The Polar Express), a best-selling author and award-winning documentarian, is penning her third book on pop culture in America. She also wrote and directed the documentary feature Mabel, Mabel, Tiger Trainer about the world’s first female trainer of tigers, Mabel Stark.