Paul Dano Joins Steven Spielberg’s Semi-Autobiographical Film as Director’s Fictional Father

Paul Dano Joins Steven Spielberg’s Semi-Autobiographical Film as Director’s Fictional Father
Paul Dano will join Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen in Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical film about his family, playing a version of Spielberg’s father, Arnold.

The project is loosely based on Spielberg’s childhood in Arizona in the late 1950s and early ’60s, with Williams playing a version of his mother and Rogen portraying a version of his favorite uncle. Each of the characters will have a unique voice separate from the real people who serve as the inspiration.

The rest of the cast will largely be filled with young actors of varying ages, including the role of the boy inspired by Spielberg himself — though that character will not be named Steven.

It’s unclear how much Spielberg’s direct biography will factor into the story, but students of Spielberg’s life know just how critical his late childhood in Arizona was: it’s when he first started making
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