MasterHowever, it turns out that he is working on a new movie inspired by his childhood. The US Variety and others have reported.
The untitled work is said to be inspired by Spielberg’s childhood in Arizona, where he grew up. The protagonist will not be a boy named Stephen, but will focus on the story of a boy living in Phoenix, Arizona, from early childhood to teenager. It is said that the relationship and disagreement with parents are also drawn.
Michelle Williams, known for “Manchester by the Sea” (2016) and “Greatest Showman” (2017), is in talks as an actress who plays the main character. Deadline reports that the model for the role is Spielberg’s mother, Leah Adler. In addition, it is said that a screen test for the role of a boy is currently being conducted.
Director Spielberg, who will take a megaphone while reviving his past, will write the script himself for the first time in about 20 years since “AI” (2001). Tony Kushner, who has teamed up with “Munich” (2005), “Lincoln” (2012), and the latest work “West Side Story”, was appointed as the co-writer. Shooting is expected to start in the summer of 2021, and it is scheduled to be released within 2022.
Including “Close Encounters of the Unknown” (1977) and “ET” (1982), Spielberg has delivered works inspired by his childhood experiences in Arizona. On the other hand, this work approaches the boyhood itself that formed Spielberg, who is known as a master film director.
By the way, Spielberg’s next film is “West Side Story,” which is a modern film adaptation of a masterpiece musical. The rice will be released on December 10, 2021.