Diane Kruger Joins Steve Carell in Robert Zemeckis Drama


Diane Kruger, coming off her best actress win at the Cannes Film Festival, has joined Steve Carell in Universal's untitled Robert Zemeckis project.

The cast of the film includes Leslie Mann (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin), Janelle Monae (Friends With Benefits, Hidden Figures) and Eiza Gonzalez (the upcoming Baby Driver and Alita: Battle Angel). It follows the story of a man who was assaulted and in order to cope with his trauma he builds a miniature World War II village in his garden. Carell came on to the project in April.

The 65-year-old creator and screenwriter will direct and produce the production based on a screenplay he previously worked on with Caroline Thompson. He is also producing via his Universal-based ImageMovers, along with Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey, as well as Cherylanne Martin.

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And Malmberg will also be involved in the creative process and will executive produce the drama alongside Jackie Levine.

Kruger will play the role of Deja Thoris, the Belgian Witch of Marwencol in the world of the backyard village.

Kruger is repped by UTA, Untitled, Altitude Management and Peikoff/Mahan.