The untitled film is based on the 2010 documentary 'Marwencol'
Robert Zemeckis and Steve Carell’s untitled movie based on the 2010 documentary Marwencol will open Nov. 21, 2018, the day before Thanksgiving, Universal Pictures announced Friday.
Directed by Zemeckis and starring Carell, the film will tell the true story of Mark Hogancamp, who coped with the physical and psychological scars of a violent assault by building a one-sixth scale model of a fictional World War II-era Belgian village he called Marwencol.
Zemeckis will direct from a script he wrote with Caroline Thompson (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Black Beauty). Jeff Malmberg, who directed the original documentary, is on board as an executive producer.
The Zemeckis-Carell film is currently slated to open opposite Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2.