Steve Carrell to Star in Film Based on Marwencol ⇒

Jeff Sneider for The Wrap:

After receiving his first Oscar nomination for his acclaimed performance in “Foxcatcher,” Steve Carell is signing on to star in Robert Zemeckis‘ feature adaptation of Jeff Malmberg’s 2010 documentary “Marwencol” at Universal Pictures, TheWrap has learned.

What?! I was a huge fan of Marwencol when it premiered way back in 2010 at SXSW.1 I just brought it up the other day when a friend pointed out that I don’t seem to like any documentaries. I like Marwencol, and I highly recommend you seek it out. It’s available for rent or purchase on iTunes.

I don’t really know how I feel about it being turned into a Hollywood movie. The story of Mark Hogancamp, the man at the center of Marwencol, is certinly interesting enough to command a feature film. Still, the fact will probably always be stranger than the fiction, in this case.

  1. I also interviewed Jeff Malmberg, the film’s director, later that year↩︎