Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Gabriel LaBelle, Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, Judd Hirsch, Julia Butters, Oakes Fegley, Gabriel Bateman, Robin Bartlett
One of the most highly anticipated movies of the fall is The Fabelmans from master director Steven Spielberg. It just had its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and received rave reviews. Spielberg looks to have one of his most personal and emotional films to date as he’s drawing on his own childhood, family, and love of cinema for this memory piece.
From the press release,
“The film stars Gabriel LaBelle (The Predator, American Gigolo series) as 16-year-old aspiring filmmaker Sammy Fabelman; four-time Academy Award® nominee Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea, My Week with Marilyn) as his artistic mother, Mitzi; Paul Dano (The Batman, There Will Be Blood) as his successful, scientific father, Burt; Seth Rogen (Steve Jobs, An American Pickle) as Bennie Loewy, Burt’s best friend and honorary “uncle” to the Fabelman children, and Academy Award® nominee Judd Hirsch (Uncut Gems, Ordinary People) as Mitzi’s Uncle Boris.”
The Fabelmans marks the fourth collaboration with screenwriter Tony Kushner whom Spielberg co-wrote the film with after working on Munich, Lincoln, and West Side Story. He’s also working with composter John Williams and cinematographer Janusz Kaminski who both have worked on nearly every Spielberg film to date.
The trailer looks incredibly moving. Try not to have an emotional reaction to it. It’s in select theaters November 11 and opens everywhere November 23. Look for it to be a powerhouse come award season. I am already rooting for Michelle Williams turn as Spielberg’s mother.
Here’s the trailer