A narrative based on 2010 documentary…

Robert Zemeckis (‘Flight,’ ‘Cast Away’) has signed on to take the director’s chair for ‘Marwencol,’ a real-life drama based on the award-winning documentary of artist and photographer Mark Hogancamp.

Released back in 2010, the Jeff Malmberg-directed documentary explored the life and work of Hogancamp who, after a vicious beating is left brain-damaged, decides to build a one-sixth scale WWII-era town called Marwencol in his backyard.

Leonardo DiCaprio is reportedly the top choice to portray Hogancamp in the Caroline Thompson-scripted narrative.