Get ready to see the awestruck “Spielberg Face” at its most near-literal: now it’s been slapped on a straight-up surrogate Spielberg’s face. Take a wide-eyed look with the first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans.
Starring Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, Judd Hirsch, and some kids you’ve never heard of, the film is a coming-of-age drama loosely based on the childhood of Spielberg (Hook) himself. It seems his parents were a bit at odds philosophically, a house divided between a pragmatic computer engineer (Dano) and a creative pianist (Williams). And you will not believe which particular art form young Sammy Fabelman is very much into.
Does the director have the balls to give us a Saving Private Ryan ending, where the kid morphs into an adult Spielberg, who is staring down at the grave of Tom Hanks? We’ll find out November 11.