Seth Rogen has been set to play the young uncle of Steven Spielberg in the untitled movie that is based on Spielberg’s childhood.
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.
Rogen joins the previously cast 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.
Rogen was last movie was ‘An American Pickle’ in which he starred in a double role, his other projects include ‘Long Shot’ with Charlize Theron and the TV series ‘Big Mouth’ in which he voices the character of Seth Goldberg.