The Fabelmans is the latest coming-of-age drama to be produced by Universal Pictures. A behind-the-scenes documentary for the film has been released, featuring commentary from director Steven Spielberg and the film’s central characters. The movie can now be shown in cinemas all over the world.
In the clip, Steven Spielberg explains how the movie mirrors his younger years. It focuses on a film story of a young man’s enthusiasm for movies and his connection to his family.
Watch the featurette about The Fabelmans down below:
The Fabelmans Trailer
The Oscar-nominated actress Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine), Oscar winner Paul Dano (The Batman), This Is the End’s Seth Rogen, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’s Julia Butters (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) star as Spielberg’s mother, father, favorite uncle, and sister, respectively, in this film. Dano and Rogen play roles inspired by Spielberg’s own experiences. In the meantime, Gabriel LaBelle is expected to play the major character of Sammy Fabelman, modeled after the director of E.T. and Indiana Jones.
Spielberg’s childhood in Arizona, which the filmmaker has frequently identified as a primary inspiration for his films, served as the basis for The Fabelmans, although only in a general sense. The theme of the director’s upbringing in an Orthodox Jewish household is frequently revisited in his films to pay tribute to that period of his life.
Oakes Fegley, Gabriel Bateman, Nicolas Cantu, Sam Rechner, Judd Hirsch, Chloe East, Isabelle Kusman, Jeannie Berlin, and Jan Hoag are the actors who also appear in the film.
More than twenty years have been spent producing a semi-autobiographical feature film. Spielberg was responsible for directing and producing the film, and he and Tony Kushner collaborated on the screenplay. The producers are Kushner and Kristie Macosko Krieger.