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Janelle Monáe joins Steve Carell and Leslie Mann in new film from Robert Zemeckis

on May 20, 2017, 2:00pm

Photo by Philip Cosores

After catapulting herself to the Hollywood A-list with striking turns in last year’s Moonlight and Hidden FiguresVariety reports that Janelle Monáe is now slated to appear alongside Steve Carrell and Leslie Mann in a new film from Robert Zemeckis.

Based on the 2010 documentary Marwencol, Zemeckis’ as-yet-untitled movie will tell the story of a traumatized man who finds comfort and therapeutic relief by building a 1/6-scale World War II-era Belgian town in his yard. There are no details as to what role Monáe will play in the film.

Zemeckis could use Monáe’s golden touch—both her movies last year were nominated for Best Picture—as his own recent projects Allied and The Walk underperformed commercially.