(EMAILWIRE.COM, February 04, 2019 ) The star-studded cast of Welcome to Marwen including Steve Carell, Gwendoline Christie, Janelle Monae, and Leslie Mann were on hand for the December premiere of this inspirational story.
The movie tells the real-life story of Mark Hogancamp, a man who was attacked so violently that he loses all memory of his adult life. As a way to heal, he constructs an elaborate miniature Belgian town called Marwen. Populated by life-like dolls and action figures, he casts himself as a war hero.
At the film’s premiere, star
Steve Carell spoke about stepping into Hogancamp’s shoes for the role, which he took on after seeing Marwencol, a 2010 documentary on Hogancamp’s life. Carell met Hogancamp before portraying a version of him onscreen, saying he was “exactly what you’d hope he’d be. He’s kind and generous, he’s a special person. He literally healed himself, he turned something very ugly into something really beautiful.”
An app, which is available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play, lets fans review the scene in a 3D model of a town square created by the protagonist to heal and recover. It also and enables users to snap a photo inside Marwen to share as a digital postcard while perusing photo galleries, character bios and behind-the-scenes content.
Regarding releasing this film in the political and cultural climate of 2018, Carell said that the story reflects values that have always been important to him. “Themes of love and hope and acceptance and ignorance and redemption, all of those things are evergreen,” the star told The Hollywood Reporter on the red carpet. “Beyond all of the themes that resonated, it’s really fun. It’s a fun, exciting, very different, quirky kind of movie.”
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