Rechner joins the A-list cast that already includes Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Paul Dano, Julia Butters and Gabriel Labelle.
The film, which currently has newcomer Labelle set to play a character inspired by a young Spielberg, will explore the lead character’s relationship with his parents across the decades. Williams and Dano will play characters based on Spielberg’s parents, while Rogen will play a character based on Spielberg’s uncle.
Although plot details are being kept under wraps, the project will be the first one Spielberg holds writing credit on since “A.I.” 20 years ago. He will co-write the film with longtime writing partner Tony Kushner,