By Darren Franich
October 25, 2013 at 09:08 PM EDT

Director Robert Zemeckis has signed on to direct Marwencol, a film based on an acclaimed documentary about Mark Hogancamp. EW has confirmed that Zemeckis will direct Caroline Thompson’s script, which follows the true life story of a man who recovers from the physical and psychological scars of a beating by building a one-sixth scale model of a WWII-era Belgian village called “Marwencol.”

Variety claims Zemeckis is hoping to cast Leonardo DiCaprio, although really, is anyone not looking to cast DiCaprio? Marwencol would be Zemeckis’ first film since the acclaimed Flight.