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Seth Rogen to Star in Steven Spielberg’s Upcoming Film Based on the Director’s Childhood

Seth Rogen, the Canadian-American comedian and actor best known for The Disaster Artist, will be starring in the American director, producer, and screenwriter Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film on his own childhood, Deadline reported.


The film is loosely based on the childhood of the director growing up in Arizona in the United States who is best known for the Indiana Jones series and Jurassic Park.

Sources told Deadline that Rogen, who was last seen in Zeroville (2019), will play the role of younger version of Spielberg’s favourite uncle in the film, which is yet to be titled.

The film also stars Michelle Williams, who is best known for her roles in Blue Valentine (2010), Shutter Island (2010) and Venom (2018). Williams will be portraying a role inspired by Spielberg’s mother.

The report mentioned that the casting process for the film has been “super secretive” for the coveted roles of the family and friends who inspired the growth of the filmmaker.

Gradually, as the adult roles are coming together for the film, Spielberg is now set to cast the remaining roles, including the children at multiple age levels among which one will enact the role inspired by the young storyteller.


Speaking about story themes and the actual characters throughout his career, Spielberg has mentioned about how his growing up in Arizona was an inspiration for several of his films which he will be featuring in his upcoming film.

This is the first time since A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) that Spielberg will be co-writing the script along with Tony Kushner, who has written several films for Spielberg.

Shooting for the film is set to begin this summer as the makers are eyeing a release in 2022.

Previously, in 2017, an American documentary film titled Spielberg aired on HBO centering the filmmaker’s career that comprised interviews with collaborators, friends and family.