Paul Dano roped in for Steven Spielberg's next
The film is said to be based on the childhood experience of Steven Spielberg in Arizona
Paul Dano, who is known for his roles in films like There Will Be Blood and 12 Years Of Slave, is the latest addition to the cast of Steven Spielberg's next feature film.
According to reports, the film is based on the childhood experience of the director in Arizona. Though plot details are scarce at the moment, the film, set in different periods, will reportedly focus on the main character as a young child and teen and explore the protagonist's relationship with his parents.
Reports say Dano will be seen as the protagonist's father. He joins actors Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen, who will be playing versions of Spielberg's mother and uncle, respectively. Each of the characters will have a unique voice separate from the real people who serve as the inspiration.
Spielberg co-wrote the script with Tony Kushner, who previously worked with the director on movies like Munich and Lincoln.
The project will be Spielberg's follow-up to his West Side Story remake, which is expected to be out this year.
The shooting will start later this year with an expectation that it will be released sometime in 2022. Spielberg will produce the project with Kushner and Kristie Macosko Krieger.
Dano will next feature as DC villain The Riddler in Matt Reeves' much-awaited The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson as the titular superhero.