Seth Rogen is to star in Steven Spielberg's new movie that will be loosely based on the director's life.
The 38-year-old actor has been tapped to play the favourite uncle of the young Spielberg in the film, which is partly based on the legendary filmmaker's upbringing in Arizona.
Rogen joins Michelle Williams — who will play a role inspired by Spielberg's mother — in the cast of the untitled film which is being helmed by the Jaws director.
Spielberg, 74, is also set to co-write the personal movie with Tony Kushner, who has penned several of the iconic director's films in the past. The flick will begin shooting this summer with an expectation that it will be released sometime in 2022.
According to Deadline, casting for the film has been very secretive leading to Hollywood buzz over who would land the coveted roles of the family and friends who inspired Spielberg growing up.
The director is now looking to cast the remaining parts which include children at multiple age levels, one of which will play the part inspired by a young Spielberg.
Spielberg has often talked about how his upbringing in Arizona was an inspiration for many of his films — from stories to characters. This project will be the first time viewers will be able to gain perspective on the filmmaker behind movies such as E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and the Indiana Jones franchise.
There hasn't been a Spielberg movie since 2018's Ready Player One His next offering, West Side Story, is slated for Dec 9. — BANG SHOWBIZ
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