After West Side Story, Steven Spielberg turns to a personality of choice to enhance the cast of his new feature film, The Fabelmans.
While West Side Story, released on December 8, is still showing, Steven Spielberg already has his eyes turned to the future… or rather, to the past. Indeed, ET’s dad is currently making a film freely inspired by his childhood in Arizona, The Fabelmans.
It is Gabriel LaBelle who lends his features to the young Spielby. He gives the reply to Paul Dano and Michelle Williams, who play his parents. Seth Rogen (Pam and Tommy) and Julia Butters (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood) are also there.
If the story of the film is still relatively vague, we already know that it will relate the divorce of the parents of little Steven. This trauma will be transformed into a source of inspiration for ET and will infuse all his work.
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According to Variety, the legendary director of Jurassic Park has hired a fellow director for a role kept secret. This new name joining the cast of The Fabelmans is none other than David Lynch, legendary author of Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive or the Twin Peaks series.
The filmmaker has more than one string to his bow. In addition to his talent behind the camera, he also knows how to act. We remember in particular his colorful interpretation of FBI agent Gordon Cole in Twin Peaks. He also appeared in his own movies like Elephant Man or Dune.
For The Fabelmans, Steven Spielberg took up his pen again to write the screenplay. He had not played the game since AI Artificial Intelligence in 2001. The director co-wrote this story with Tony Kushner, with whom he has already worked on his films West Side Story, Munich and Lincoln.
The feature film will be released on November 23, 2022 in the USA. For France, we will have to wait a little longer before knowing more.