LOS ANGELES, June 17 — Diane Kruger, winner of the Best Actress award at the recent Cannes Film Festival, has joined Steve Carell in Universal’s untitled Robert Zemeckis project.
The film, based on Jeff Malmberg’s 2010 documentary Marwencol, also stars Leslie Mann, Janelle Monae and Baby Driver actress Eiza Gonzalez.
The feature will follow the story of a man (Carell) who builds a miniature WWII-era village to help him get over a terrible life event, and — according to the studio — depicts “one broken man’s fight as he discovers how artistic imagination can restore the human spirit” (via ComingSoon).
Kruger will play Deja Thoris, the Belgin Witch of Marwen who, in a recurring scenario, revives Carell’s alter ego every time he is killed by Nazis. — AFP-Relaxnews