Janelle Monae in Hidden Figures

Leslie Mann and Janelle Monae have signed on to Robert Zemeckis’ upcoming untitled film, which stars Steve Carrel. Previously titled Marwencolthe project was first announced in 2013. It’s based on the award-winning 2010 documentary of the same name, following the story of Mark Hogancamp, a photographer who, left brain-damaged after a violent assault, found recovery by building a miniature World War II-era village in his backyard. Ultimately, it’s a story about how artistic imagination can restore the human spirit.

Zemeckis, who has helmed acclaimed movies like Back to the Future, Forrest Gump, and Cast Away, wrote the screenplay alongside Caroline Thompson – whose other writing credits include Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands and Corpse Bride. Jeff Malmberg, who helmed the Marwencol documentary, is ...

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