Director Robert Zemeckis’ career has included a healthy share of excellent films (Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump, Flight), and now he’s back with Welcome to Marwen. The project, penned by Zemeckis and Caroline Thompson (Edward Scissorhands), centers on the true story of Mark Hogancamp’s (Steve Carell) intriguing manner of dealing with a nearly soul crushing attack.
Creating a town via miniatures, Hogancamp builds an art installation where he can be the hero of his own story. Hogancamp was the subject of the 2010 documentary Marwencol.
In the clip below, Carell talks about how Zemeckis, whom he describes as a “legend,” impacted him as a moviegoer.
Welcome to Marwen, co-starring Diane Kruger and Carell’s The 40-Year-Old Virgin co-star Leslie Mann, opens nationwide December 21.