‘There Will Be Blood’ actor Paul Dano is the latest name to join Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical untitled movie.
Dano will take on the role of Arnold Spielberg, the father of the acclaimed filmmaker.
The movie’s plot is being kept mostly under wraps, but the film, which is currently screen testing actors to play a character inspired by a young Spielberg, will explore the lead character’s relationship with his parents across the decades.
Dano joins the previously cast Seth Rogan as the young uncle of Steven Spielberg and Michelle Williams who will be taking on the role which is said to be inspired by Spielberg’s mother.
Spielberg has co-written the script with long-time collaborator Tony Kushner, Spielberg will also direct. Spielberg, Kushner and Kristie Macosko Krieger are producing the project.
The production is set to commence filming in the Summer and plans for a 2022 release.
Dano’s upcoming projects include Matt Reeves ‘The Batman’ in which he takes on the role of The Riddler.