‘The Fabelmans’ Trailer: This Wonderful-Looking Steven Spielberg Film is Inspired by His Own Childhood

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Steven Spielberg turns his sights to his own upbringing in the semi-autobiographical coming-of-age picture The Fabelmans, which has its official trailer for you to watch below.

Described by Universal Pictures as “a deeply personal portrait of 20th Century American childhood,” The Fabelmans tells the story about a young man’s (Gabriel LaBelle, The Predator, American Gigolo series) discovery of a shattering family secret and serves as an exploration of the power of movies to help us see the truth about each other and ourselves.

The cast includes Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea, My Week with Marilyn); Paul Dano (The Batman, There Will Be Blood); Seth Rogen (Steve Jobs, An American Pickle); Jeannie Berlin (The Heartbreak Kid, Inherent Vice); Julia Butters (Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood, 13 Hours); Robin Bartlett (Moonstruck, Lean on Me); Keeley Karsten (Hunters, Evil Lives Here); and Judd Hirsch (Uncut Gems, Ordinary People).

Spielberg wrote the screenplay alongside Tony Kushner, whose credits include Spielberg films Munich, Lincoln, and West Side Story. Among the behind-the-scenes talent here: composer John Williams (Schindler’s List, Jaws); director of photography Janusz Kaminski (Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan); editors Michael Kahn ACE (Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List) and Sarah Broshar (West Side Story, The Post); costume designer Mark Bridges (The Artist, Phantom Thread); and production designer Rick Carter (Lincoln, Avatar).

Rave reviews have been coming out of the Toronto International Film Festival, where the film had its premiere. Can’t wait.

In the U.S., The Fabelmans will have a limited theatrical release on November 11th before opening wide on November 23rd.

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