Spielberg Casting Two Young Spielbergs
Steven Spielberg’s new film, which is loosely based on his own upbringing in Arizona, has finally scored a title – “The Fabelmans”.
In addition, the project is holding open casting calls for the lead role of Sammy – a character modelled on Spielberg’s younger self.
Cindy Tolan, who helped Spielberg cast his “West Side Story” remake, is holding an open casting call for the role of Sammy – one to be a white male aged between the ages of 14-18, the other a white male aged between the ages of 6-8.
Whoever is cast will join Michelle Williams and Paul Dano as Sammy’s parents and Seth Rogen as Sammy’s uncle. Spielberg is co-writing the script with Tony Kushner, the first time he will participate in writing a screenplay in twenty years.