Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans is a wonderful, beautifully crafted film and today we have a video here for you to watch that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie.
The film is a semi-autobiographical project that draws from Spielberg’s life. The main character is a young man named Sam Fabelman, who is growing up in post-World War II with recollections of his parents and his sisters. As the story plays out, Sam finds a shattering family secret, and at the same time, it explores the power of movies and how they help him see the truth.
While the movie is a reflection of Spielberg’s life growing up, he wants viewers to see their own families in this story because, at its heart, this movie is about family.
The movie stars Gabriel LaBelle (The Predator) “as 16-year-old aspiring filmmaker Sammy Fabelman; Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea) as his creative mother, Mitzi; Paul Dano (The Batman) as his successor, scientific father, Burt; Seth Rogen (An American Pickle) as Bennie Loewy, Burt’s best friend and honorary “uncle” to the Fabelman children, and Judd Hirsch (Uncut Gems) as Mitzi’s Uncle Boris.
The cast also contains Jeannie Berlin (The Heartbreak Kid) as Sammy’s paternal grandmother, Hadassah Fabelman; Julia Butters (Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood, 13 Hours) as Sammy’s sister Reggie; Robin Bartlett (Moonstruck) as Sammy’s maternal grandmother Tina Schildkraut and Keeley Karsten (Evil Lives Here) as Sammy’s sister Natalie.
Spielberg wrote the film with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner.
The Fabelmans will be released on Thanksgiving weekend.