Drama film “Welcome to Marwen” by Robert Zemeckis

Theatrical premiere: December 21, 2018 (United States)
Starring: Steve Carell, Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger, Merritt Wever, Janelle Monáe, Eiza González, Gwendoline Christie, Leslie Zemeckis, and Neil Jackson

Welcome to Marwen

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Screenplay by: Caroline Thompson and Robert Zemeckis
Running time: 116 minutes
Budget: $39 million


The Director of FORREST GUMP Invites You to a Most Unexpected Place

This holiday season, Academy Award® winner Robert Zemeckis—the groundbreaking filmmaker behind Forrest Gump, Flight and Cast Away—directs Steve Carell in the most original movie of the year. Welcome to Marwen tells the miraculous true story of one broken man’s fight as he discovers how artistic imagination can restore the human spirit.

When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp (Carell) and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery. Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town where he can heal and be heroic. As he builds an astonishing art installation—a testament to the most powerful women he knows—through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one.

In a bold, wondrous and timely film from this revolutionary pioneer of contemporary cinema, Welcome to Marwen shows that when your only weapon is your imagination…you’ll find courage in the most unexpected place.

The epic drama is produced by Oscar®-winning producer Steve Starkey (Forrest Gump, Flight), Jack Rapke (Cast Away, Flight), and Cherylanne Martin (The Pacific, Flight) of Zemeckis’ Universal-based ImageMovers banner produce alongside the director. It is executive produced by Jackie Levine, as well as Jeff Malmberg, who directed the riveting 2010 documentary that inspired the film.

“Welcome to Marwen” Trailer

“Welcome to Marwen” Cast in Stills

Steve Carell as Mark Hogancamp

Drama film "Welcome to Marwen" by Robert Zemeckis

Leslie Mann as Nicol
Merritt Wever as Roberta
Janelle Monáe as GI Julie
Eiza González as Caralala
Gwendoline Christie as Anna
Leslie Zemeckis as Suzette
Neil Jackson as Kurt
Matt O’Leary as Benz
Diane Kruger as Deja Thoris
Falk Hentschel as Hauptsturmführer Ludwig Topf
Stefanie von Pfetten as Wendy
Siobhan Williams as Elsa

Film stills from “Welcome to Marwen”

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