The film is autobiographical, as per reports and will delve into the childhood and adolescence of the Oscar-winning filmmaker.
Renowned Hollywood director Steven Spielberg is gearing up for his latest project, and fans of the director and his oeuvre can’t keep calm. The Jurassic Park director’s upcoming film The Fabelmans, which is touted to be based on his own experiences, purportedly his childhood to be precise, has begun the casting process. And word has it that six new members have joined the cast of the much-awaited film.
The makers of the film backed by the visionary director’s Amblin Entertainment have roped in six members to the cast. Mateo Zoryon, Francis-DeFord, Keeley Karsten, Birdie Borria, Alina Brace, and Sophia Kopera have been signed for the film.
As per media reports, Deford, who makes his acting debut with the film, will essay the role of the young Spielberg. The new members will join the cast that comprises A-list actors like Oscar-winner Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Golden Globe and Emmy-nominee Paul Dano, Gabriel LaBelle, Oscar-nominee Judd Hirsch, Sam Rechner and Oakes Fegley.
Michelle Williams and Paul Dano will be playing Spielberg’s parents, while Seth Rogen will essay the role of his favourite uncle. Julia Butter will portray Spielberg’s sister. Sam Rechner, Oakes Fegley, Chloe East and Isabelle Kusman will play his high school classmates.
The War of the Worlds director has penned the script with Pulitzer Prize-winner Tony Kushner. Along with Spielberg, Kushner and Kristie Macosko Krieger have produced the film.
You might have heard of Keeley Karsten, who was seen in Amazon’s Hunters and Evil Lives Here. The actress has also acted in On Being Twelve and Viceroy, for which she also wrote the screenplay.
Birdie Borria, another fresh addition to the cast, started acting when she was four and has featured in many commercials. Apart from Spielberg’s The Fabelmans, she has the comedy series Pivoting lined up, co-starring Eli Eliza Coupe, Maggie Q and Ginnifer Goodwin.
Alina Brace has always wanted to act since she was young and like Borria, she too began acting at the age of four, while Sophia Kopera will make the feature film debut.
According to the report, Alina Brace, who resides in Atlanta, has essayed the role of the daughter of Jessica Chastain and Oscar Issac’s characters in HBO’s Scenes From a Marriage, the 2021 adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s 1973 film of the same name. Alina will also make an appearance in the upcoming season of the Apple Tv + The Morning Show, starring alongside Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston.
The production of The Fabelmans is in progress, and is slated for a release in 2022.