Leslie Mann, Janelle Monae Join Steve Carell in Robert Zemeckis’ Next Film (EXCLUSIVE)

Originally titled Marwencol and based on the 2010 documentary of the same name, the moving true story follows one broken man’s fight as he discovers how artistic imagination can restore the human spirit.

Read the full story in Variety.

In  2010, the documentary Marwencol, directed by Jeff Malmberg about Kingston artist Mark Hogancamp, won Best Documentary honors at the Woodstock Film Festival. The documentary was produced in the region in 2008-09. Read more about Marwencol in Chronogram.

Ironically, this is the second documentary featuring Hudson Valley artists, that will be directed by Hollywood legend Robert Zemeckis, who is best known for Back to the Future, Castaway, and Forrest Gump. In 2015, he directed The Walk based the Oscar winning documentary Man on Wire about Hudson Valley tightrope walker Philippe Petit, and his 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Centers. For the film, Petit trained actor Joseph Gordon Leavitt on tightrope at Tech City in the Town of Ulster. The Walk screened at the 2015 Woodstock Film Festival with Philippe Petit in attendance. In 2016, Petit was honored with the Spirit of Woodstock Award from WFF.