The first trailer for Steve Carell’s upcoming film Welcome to Marwen came out this Summer, and we’ve been intrigued ever since. The movie, directed by Robert Zemeckis and based on Jeff Malmberg’s award-winning 2010 documentary, Marwencol, sees Carell playing the real-life Mark Hogancamp, a man who was beaten into a coma and spent 40 days in the hospital. After the attack left him with brain damage and PTSD, Hogancamp immersed himself in an intricate world of World War II-era miniatures as a form of art therapy.
In our exclusive clip from the movie, you see how Zemeckis mashes both worlds together — Hogancamp’s fictional, tiny town of Marwen and his actual reality — when Carell’s Mark bonds with his new neighbor, Nicol (Leslie Mann). Welcome to Marwen also stars Diane Kruger, Merritt Wever, Janelle Monáe, Eiza González, and Gwendolyn Christie, and it hits theaters on Dec. 21.
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