The media learned that the actor Paul Dano, known to the audience for his roles in the films “Swiss Army Man,” “There Will Be Blood,” will play the father of Steven Spielberg in the biopic about the Oscar-winning director, Deadline reports.
The Golden Globe nominee will play a key character alongside Michelle Williams (“Brokeback Mountain,” “Venom,” “My Week with Marilyn”), who was previously cast as Spielberg’s mom.
The upcoming film will be based on events from the director’s childhood when he was growing up in Arizona. Over the years, Steven Spielberg said that the time spent in these places served as a source of inspiration for many of his film works.
Spielberg will co-write the screenplay with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner.
The shooting of the biopic, according to Deadline, will begin this summer. It is expected that the premiere of the film will take place in 2022.