Diane sat down with Vulture to discuss her latest film, Welcome to Marwen. During the conversation with Vulture, Diane discussed her favourite villains, being tired of being offered Nazi movies and the only joke she tells at parties, and how her bunnies punished her Barbie dolls.
I imagine life has to be interesting for a contemporary German actor when there is never a shortage of American movies about Nazis.
[Long sigh] I’ve been offered so many Nazi roles. You couldn’t believe. And I’ve never really wanted to do it. I’ll only do it if it’s more obtuse. Like with Marwen. Same with Inglourious Basterds. I never had any desire to be in that kind of movie to be honest, for obvious reasons, and I feel like it’s been done to death. How many movies do we need to see about that? That’s just my opinion. But watch, next year I’ll be in more Nazi movies, I’m sure.
Yes, dredging up a painful national history for work. There will likely be more movies about WWII and Nazis in the future, considering what’s happening here in the States. I think we’re sometimes afraid to make movies about contemporary Nazis because we don’t have a clear lens for interpreting them yet. And we’d have to own them as our own. Welcome to Marwen does that, though.
There have already been so many great movies done about that time in the past, though. What more do we need to say about that time?
Diane’s latest film, Welcome to Marwen hits theatres tomorrow, December 21st. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, Welcome to Marwen follows the true story of Mark Hogancamp, a man struggling with PTSD who, after having his memory erased from being physically assaulted, creates a fictional village to ease his trauma. The film stars Steve Carell, Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger, Merritt Wever, Janelle Monáe and Gwendoline Christie. Take a look below at what the critic’s early reviews are saying about the project:
Empire Online – A genuine oddity, Welcome To Marwen may not hit the emotional highs but mixes high-concept fun with a sincere attempt to describe trauma in an original visceral way. And [Robert] Zemeckis’ filmmaking remains exemplary. It doesn’t completely work, but it’s a studio picture that swings for the fences. And in this day and age, that is to be applauded.
Rolling Stone – Everything is over-scaled for the wow factor, and while i’ts easy to admire the handiwork of [Robert] Zemeckis and his tech crew, they seem to be admiring it, too — while losing track of the story’s humane core in the process. Welcome to Marwen isn’t hack work; there are ideas buried beneath its high-gloss surface and relentless uplift. But good luck trying to dig them out.
The Globe and Mail – Welcome to Marwen is the ultimate Robert Zemeckis movie. This is not intended as a compliment. The film – not quite comedy, not quite drama, but definitely indigestible – finds Zemeckis embracing his worst late-career indulgences.
IndieWire – In trying to celebrate the healing powers of art, Zemeckis has created a sometimes fun, often morbidly compelling, and always ill-advised testament to the ways in which those healing powers can create problems of their own. For all of its CGI wizardry, the drama of Welcome to Marwen winds up feeling as artificially manufactured as the miniature figurines who bring it to life.
Last night, Diane made an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to promote her upcoming film, Welcome to Marwen. Diane discussed the filming process which included the full Avatar treatment which required motion capture suits and acting alongside tennis balls. You can watch the interview below and head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
Directed by Robert Zemeckis, Welcome to Marwen stars Steve Carell, Leslie Mann and Janelle Monáe. The film hits theatres on December 21st.
Diane was in Los Angeles for the premiere of Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures’ film, Welcome to Marwen. Diane stunned in a sparkly Ralph & Russo couture dress with Gianvito Rossi shoes. Welcome to Marwen hits theatres on December 21st. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
Diane sat down with The Movie Times to discuss her upcoming film, Welcome to Marwen. Diane talked about her character and the filming process. Welcome to Marwen opens in theatres on December 21st. Take a look at the interview below and head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
Diane Kruger and Norman Reedus are the proud parents of a baby girl.
While promoting her new drama Welcome to Marwen, the German-American actress, 42, opened up to Extra about the couple’s new addition, saying, “She’s very little, but I’m tired. I feel like a superhero right now.”
Calling motherhood a “very rewarding experience” thus far, Kruger — who rocks a turquoise ‘do in her new flick — said it would be an “easy yes” if her daughter ever requested to dye her own hair a fun color.
“Go for it — I wish my mom would have allowed me to do that,” she revealed. (Source)
Universal Pictures has dropped a new trailer for Welcome to Marwen celebrating the women who help get Mark back on track after his horrific attack.
Based on a true story (captured in the fascinating documentary Marwencol), Welcome to Marwen tells the miraculous true story of one broken man’s fight as he discovers how artistic imagination can restore the human spirit.
Academy Award winner Robert Zemeckis takes the helm on the film which stars Steve Carell, Leslie Mann, Janelle Monae and Diane Kruger. Welcome to Marwen is slated for North American theatres on December 21st. Take a look at the latest trailer below:
The first trailer for the upcoming film, Welcome to Marwen has been released. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, the film is based on Jeff Malmberg’s award-winning 2010 documentary Marwencol, and sees Carell playing the real-life Mark Hogancamp, who was beaten into a coma by five men and spent 40 days in the hospital.
After the attack left him with brain damage and PTSD, Hogancamp immersed himself in an intricate world of World War II-era miniatures as a form of art therapy. In the trailer, Zemeckis mashes both worlds together – Hogancamp’s fictional, tiny town of Marwen and his actual reality – to wondrously trippy effect. Welcome to Marwen also stars Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger, Merritt Wever, Janelle Monáe, Eiza González, and Gwendolyn Christie, and hits theaters on October 12th.
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→ The Operative Diane as … Rachel
Released … TBA
Directed by … Yuval Adler Info / Photos / IMDb
A woman recruited by the Mossad to work undercover in Tehran goes missing.
→ Welcome to Marwen Diane as … Deja Thoris
Released … October 12, 2018
Directed by … Robert Zemeckis Info / Photos / IMDb
A victim of a brutal attack finds a unique and beautiful therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery process.
→ Butterfly in the Typewriter Diane as … Patricia Rickels
Released … TBA 2018
Directed by … David DuBos Info / Photos / IMDb
The story of troubled author John Kennedy Toole and his struggle to bring his comic masterpiece “A Confederacy of Dunces” to print.
→ JT Leroy Diane as … Eva
Released … TBA 2018
Directed by … Justin Kelly Info / Photos / IMDb
A young woman named Savannah Knoop spends six years pretending to be the celebrated author JT LeRoy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law.
→ In The Fade Diane as … Katja Sekerci
Released … November 23, 2017
Directed by … Fatih Akin Info / Photos / IMDb
Katja’s life collapses after the death of her husband and son in a bomb attack. After a time of mourning and injustice, Katja seeks revenge.
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