The next Steven Spielberg movie might be his most personal film yet, as Deadline reports that the Oscar-winning director is making a film loosely based on his own childhood.
The report said Spielberg will direct the untitled movie that is “loosely based on his childhood growing up in Arizona.” It’s also reported that Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea, Blue Valentine) is in talks to appear in the film in a role inspired by Spielberg’s mom.
Next up will be the casting of children to play other roles in the movie, including one inspired by the young Spielberg. No names for potential actors were revealed in the report.
According to the report, Spielberg is co-writing the script alongside his longtime collaborator Tony Kushner, who wrote Spielberg’s Munich and Lincoln. It’s the first time since A.I. that Spielberg is officially involved in the writing of one of his movies.
Deadline reported that filming on the new Spielberg movie should begin this summer with an eye toward releasing the movie in 2022.
Spielberg’s next movie is the new version of West Side Story, which is expected to come to cinemas at the end of 2021.