Seth Rogen Joins Steven Spielberg Film Based on Filmmaker’s Youth

Michelle Williams is in talks to have a major role in the project inspired by the filmmaker’s mother

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Seth Rogen is in talks to star in the untitled Steven Spielberg film loosely based on the filmmaker’s youth growing up in Arizona. Rogen would play the part inspired by Spielberg’s favorite uncle.

Four-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams is in talks to star in the project in a major role inspired by the filmmaker’s mother.

Although plot details are being kept under wraps, Spielberg co-wrote the script with frequent collaborator Tony Kushner, who wrote “Munich,” “Lincoln” and, most recently, “West Side Story.”

The film, which is currently screen testing actors to play a character inspired by a young Spielberg, will explore the lead character’s relationship with his parents across the decades.

The untitled film is eyeing a summer production start with a release date planned for sometime in 2022. Spielberg, Kushner and Kristie Macosko Krieger are producing the project.

Rogen most recently starred and produced “Long Shot” for Lionsgate. His first book, a collection of short stories called “Yearbook,” will be released on May 11.

A well-known cannabis connoisseur, Rogen and his production partner Evan Goldberg launched a cannabis lifestyle brand site, Houseplant, in the U.S. earlier this month to overwhelming demand — so much so that the website crashed.

Seth Rogen is represented by UTA, Marsha McManus and law firm Felker Toczek.

Deadline first reported the news.


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