Leslie Mann, Janelle Monae Join Steve Carell in Robert Zemeckis’ Next Film (EXCLUSIVE)
Leslie Mann and Janelle Monae are set to star opposite Steve Carell in Robert Zemeckis’ upcoming film for Universal. Originally titled “Marwencol” and based on the 2010 documentar…
By Justin Kroll

Leslie Mann and Janelle Monae are set to star opposite Steve Carell in Robert Zemeckis’ upcoming film for Universal.

Originally titled “Marwencol” and based on the 2010 documentary of the same name, the moving true story follows one broken man’s fight as he discovers how artistic imagination can restore the human spirit.

Details about Mann and Monae’s characters are unknown at this time.

Steve Starkey and Jack Rapke of Zemeckis’ Universal-based ImageMovers banner will produce with Zemeckis, alongside Cherylanne Martin. The movie is executive produced by Jeff Malmberg, who directed the riveting 2010 documentary upon which this film is based, and Jackie Levine.

VP of production Maradith Frenkel and director of development Chloe Yellin will oversee the project on behalf of Universal.

Mann’s 2016 slate included New Line’s “How to Be Single” and “The Comedian,” opposite Robert De Niro. She is currently filming “The Pact,” which Universal is also distributing, and stars Jon Cena. She is repped by CAA and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller.

Monae recently starred in two critically acclaimed films, “Moonlight” and “Hidden Figures,” both of which were nominated for best picture Oscars, with “Moonlight” taking home the prize. She is repped by WME and Wondaland Management.


I dont know the names of the song i am gonna tell it to you in the order in which he sang them:

1. Nice and cute. Melodious and feel good with a mix of rap and singing. Had vibes of his previous album.

2. Super emotional, powerful and his beautiful singing and notes!!! with guitar!!! i so so loved it. I favved it instantly.The song has more vocals than rap. 

3. WIZ KHALIFA holy shit. TWO WORDS-“It’s happening…..”

4. I had not yet recovered from the previous attack when another literal bop was fired. The song is SUCH a jam with a lot of english Lyrics—-”slow and sexy”.  No wonder he listens to The Weeknd.

5. Absolute absolute fire. This song saved Hip Hop 2k16. IT IS JUST SO HIP HOP he is a chinese rapking. My jam for the year. It tops everything. The background music in his teaser for the concert is a sneak peak of the chorus tune.

6. A love song I think? But this time its in the form of rap.Very nice yet powerful and a surpising insert of beautiful vocals in between.(He called out the a fan onstage and sang it to her. How sweet!)

7. The Road. The universe can’t stop him now. HZT is gonna take over the world.

But there should be 8 songs in total. Tao said there is 1 more song he didn’t sing in the concert. I wonder what he has in store for us. More surprises?

He started the concert with T.A.O an ended it with Yesterday. It was so beautiful, he really holds that song special to his heart- “As long as my fans are there, I will sing Yesterday.” Everything was perfect. 7.6 million people watching him online.His beautiful voice. His surprise guest Xiao shenyang from the LOTJ cast.  His fireass new tracklist. The love. The support. The birthday cake. 

I love him so much and I am so happy today.