Seth Rogen as Steven Spielberg‘s uncle? It’s happening. Deadline reports that Rogen is set to join Michelle Williams in an untitled picture from Amblin Entertainment, directed by Spielberg loosely based on the director’s childhood in Arizona. Williams has already been confirmed to play a role inspired by Spielberg’s mom, while Rogen will be playing Spielberg’s “favorite uncle.”
Details of the plot are being kept under wraps, but it is confirmed that Spielberg will be writing the film, alongside Tony Kushner. This is the first time that Spielberg is writing a film since 2001’s A.I.: Artificial Intelligence.
No release date has been confirmed, but the film is gearing up to start filming this summer, aiming for a tentative 2022 release date, but with COVID-related setbacks and an ever-changing film schedule, it could be a while before Spielberg’s autobiographical project hits screens, particularly with the fact that his next movie, West Side Story, has been delayed a few times due to the pandemic. Let’s hope the movie comes out on time so Spielberg can release his autobiographical film during the following year.