Robert Zemeckis’ real-life drama has found a villain in German actor Falk Hentschel. The currently untitled Universal project is based on Jeff Malmberg’s 2010 doc Marwencol, which followed a man who builds a miniature WWII-era village as a way to recover from a violent assault.
Steve Carell will be starring as artist Mark Hogancamp, who gives himself a fictitious alter ego that lives inside the village. Hentschel will play the sadistic Nazi captain to a squad of SS Storm Troopers who terrify the people of Belgium. The movie will also feature Janelle Monae, Leslie Mann and Eiza González.
Zemeckis co-wrote the screenplay with Caroline Thompson.
Hentschel is known for playing Hawkman in Greg Berlanti’s DC superhero CW shows, including The Flash and Arrow. The German actor’s feature credits include White House Down and Transcendence.