Steven Spielberg’s most personal film yet is based on the master director’s childhood passion for moviemaking, and the family dynamics that found their way into his work.
The film stars Gabriel LaBelle (The Predator) as 16-year-old aspiring filmmaker Sammy Fabelman; four-time Academy Award® nominee Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea) as his artistic mother Mitzi; Paul Dano (The Batman) as his successful, scientific father, Burt; Seth Rogen (Steve Jobs) as Bennie Loewy, Burt’s best friend and honorary uncle to the Fabelman children, and Academy Award® nominee Judd Hirsch (Uncut Gems) as Mitzi’s Uncle Boris.
Directed by Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans is written by Spielberg and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, who has earned Oscar® nominations for his screenplays for Spielberg’s Lincoln and Munich.
The ensemble cast includes Oscar® nominee Jeannie Berlin (Inherent Vice) as Sammy’s paternal grandmother, Hadassah Fabelman; Julia Butters (Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood) as Sammy’s sister Reggie; Robin Bartlett (Moonstruck, Lean on Me) as Sammy’s maternal grandmother Tina Schildkraut and Keeley Karsten (Hunters) as Sammy’s sister Natalie.
The music is by five-time Academy Award® winner John Williams (Schindler’s List), the costume designer is two-time Oscar® winner Mark Bridges (The Artist) and the production designer is two-time Oscar® winner Rick Carter (Lincoln). The Fabelmans is edited by three-time Academy Award® winner Michael Kahn ace (Saving Private Ryan) and Sarah Broshar (West Side Story). The film’s director of photography is two-time Academy Award® winner Janusz Kaminski (Schindler’s List).
The film is produced by three-time Oscar® nominee Kristie Macosko Krieger p.g.a. (West Side Story, The Post), Steven Spielberg p.g.a. and Tony Kushner p.g.a. The film is executive produced by Carla Raij and Josh McLaglen (Free Guy, Logan).
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Michelle Williams, Gabriel LaBelle, Paul Dano, Judd Hirsch, Seth Rogen