Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical film adds Judd Hirsch and Jeannie Berlin to the cast
Oscar nominees Judd Hirsch, Jeannie Berlin and veteran stage and film actors Robin Bartlett and Jonathan Hadary have been invited to star in master filmmaker Steven Spielberg’s film based on his childhood.
The film, which is loosely based on Spielberg’s experiences as a child in Arizona, now has the working title of “The Fabelmans.”
The quartet features the older parents of the fictional family of an aspiring young filmmaker (played by Gabriel LaBelle) at the center of the film, Variety reported.
They join a star cast led by Michelle Williams and Paul Dano, who play versions of Spielberg’s late parents, with Seth Rogen trying out a character based on the veteran director’s favorite uncle.
Julia Butters is tied up to play Spielberg’s sister. Sam Rechner, Oakes Fegley, Chloe East and Isabelle Kusman play the roles of her high school mates.
Spielberg co-wrote the screenplay with Tony Kushner, his regular collaborator on films like ‘Lincoln’ and the upcoming ‘West Side Story’. They are also attached as producers on the film with Kristie Macosko Krieger, supported by Amblin Partners.
Production is currently underway, with a release slated for next year.
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