The young, up-and-coming Australian actor joins an impressive ensemble cast that includes Oscar-nominee Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen and Paul Dano. “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” breakout Julia Butters and Gabriel Labelle are also signed for the film. Williams is playing a character loosely based on Spielberg’s mother, while Dano will play a stand-in for his father, and Rogen will play the role of his favorite uncle.
Rechner is just 19. He recently appeared in “Ruby’s Choice” with Jane Seymour, and will be seen in season two of the Amazon Prime Video series “The Wilds,” starring Rachel Griffiths. His theater credits include leading roles in productions of “Animal Farm” and “12 Angry Men.”
The untitled film is loosely based on Spielberg’s childhood growing up as a movie-loving kid in Arizona.