Judd Hirsch, Jeannie Berlin, Robin Bartlett and Jonathan Hadary in Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans


Academy Award winner Steven Speilberg has added quiet the array of talent for the upcoming The Fabelmans.

Variety has first reported that Academy Award nominees Judd Hirsch and Jeannie Berlin and veteran stage and screen actors Robin Bartlett and Jonathan Hadary   will play the older relatives of a young, aspiring filmmaker played by Gabriel LaBelle, who is loosely based on Spielberg’s experiences as a kid in Arizona.

Hirsch, Berlin, Bartlett and Hadary are joining a high-powered ensemble cast led by Michelle Williams and Paul Dano, who are playing versions of Spielberg’s late mother and father; Seth Rogen, who is based on Spielberg’s favorite uncle; Julia Butters, playing the stand-in for Spielberg’s sister; and Sam Rechner, Oakes Fegley, Chloe East and Isabelle Kusman, who are playing high school classmates.

Spielberg co-wrote the screenplay with regular collaborator Tony Kushner with a release planned for 2022.