Rogen will take on the role of Spielberg’s favorite uncle in the untitled film. As previously reported, Michelle Williams is in talks to play a major part as well.
The search is underway to find young actors of multiple ages to round out the cast, with one of them playing the role inspired by a young Spielberg — although the character’s name will not be Steven.
Spielberg co-wrote the script with Tony Kushner, who he has previously worked with on “West Side Story,” “Munich” and “Lincoln.” Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the film will focus on a young protagonist growing up in Phoenix, Ariz. in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and will examine the character’s relationship with his parents throughout different time periods.
Production is scheduled to start this summer,