Steve Carell on New Movie ‘Welcome to Marwen’ and Reprising His ‘Anchorman’ Character


In 2000, Mark Hogancamp was practically overwhelmed to dying by 5 males outdoors of a bar. Left with mind harm and little cash to afford remedy, Hogancamp started creating miniature doll variations of himself, his associates, and his attackers as a strategy to cope. This true story impressed the 2010 documentary “Marwencol” and the upcoming movie “Welcome to Marwen,” directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Steve Carell.

Carell informed Selection on the movie’s Monday premiere in Hollywood that he was impressed by the documentary, however he wasn’t positive it wanted to be changed into a scripted function movie. It wasn’t till he met with Zemeckis and discovered concerning the director’s concept involving animation and movement seize that he realized there may very well be one thing there.

“We bought collectively and he defined what his imaginative and prescient was, which was basically to take this world that Mark had created, this miniature world, and produce it to life with movement seize,” Carell mentioned. “That felt like a very enjoyable and fascinating approach in, to have the ability to actually even see extra of Mark Hogancamp’s creativeness coming to life.”

Diane Kruger mentioned there was a whole lot of over-the-top components, from the loopy accent she needed to do as one in every of Hogancamp’s dolls to the DeLorean time machine from “Again to the Future” (additionally directed by Zemeckis). She additionally needed to seem in entrance of a inexperienced display for the primary time and act reverse a tennis ball, which she known as a frightening process.