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Janelle Monae Set To Star In Film About Coma-Stricken Artist

Monae is returning to the big screen to star in the Robert Zemeckis film


After an epic 2016 complete with Oscar nominations and other accolades, Janelle Monae is coming back to the big screen in a new intriguing film. 

According to Shadow and Act, the 31-year-old will star in Robert Zemeckis’ film adaptation of the 2010 documentary Marwencol about a man who created an entire world of miniature figures depicting WWI in his backyard after suffering from a coma.

The documentary from which the film derives was filmed from 2006 to 2010 and showed artist and photographer, Mark Hogancamp’s journey to regain a sense of consciousness before the attack that caused the brain damage and loss of memory. Steve Carrell is slaed to play Hogancamp; Leslie Mann is also attached to the project. 

No word on what role Monae will play, but we’re excited to see the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood honoree transform for another project after the massive success of both Moonlight and Hidden Figures in 2016. 


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