Janelle Monáe, Leslie Mann Join Steve Carell in Robert Zemeckis’ New Film

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Janelle Monáe, Leslie Mann Join Steve Carell in Robert Zemeckis’ New Film
Posted by Wilson Morales

May 19, 2017

Source: Variety

According to Variety, Janelle Monáe will make her next film appearance opposite Leslie Mann in Robert Zemeckis‘ latest project for Universal Pictures, joining Steve Carell.

The untitled feature is based on Jeff Malmberg‘s 2010 doc Marwencol, which followed a man who builds a miniature WWII-era village as a way to recover from a violent assault. Zemeckis co-wrote the screenplay with Caroline Thompson.

Details about Mann and Monae’s characters are unknown at this time.

Steve Starkey and Jack Rapke of Zemeckis’ Universal-based ImageMovers banner will produce with Zemeckis, alongside Cherylanne Martin. The movie is executive produced by Jeff Malmberg, who directed the riveting 2010 documentary upon which this film is based, and Jackie Levine.

VP of production Maradith Frenkel and director of development Chloe Yellin will oversee the project on behalf of Universal.

Monae made her film acting debut in 2016, starring in Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” and “Hidden Figures.” Both films were Oscar nominated for Best Picture, with “Moonlight” taking home the prize.

Mann’s 2016 slate included New Line’s “How to Be Single” and “The Comedian,” opposite Robert De Niro. She is currently filming “The Pact,” which Universal is also distributing, and stars Jon Cena.


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