Los Angeles, Jun 17 (PTI) 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' breakout Julia Butters is the latest addition to the cast of Steven Spielberg's upcoming feature film.
The child star joins Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Seth Rogen and newcomer Gabriel LaBelle in the project, according to Variety.
The untitled movie is said to be loosely based on the filmmaker's childhood growing up in Arizona.
Spielberg co-wrote the script with Tony Kushner, who previously worked with director on movies such as 'Munich' and 'Lincoln'.
Though the plot details are scarce at the moment, the film will reportedly focus on the main character as a young child and teen.
The protagonist will be living in Phoenix, Arizona, which is where Spielberg lived in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The film will also examine the character’s relationship with his parents.
Butters will essay the role of Spielberg's sister.
Williams, Dano and Rogen are playing characters loosely based on Spielberg's mother, father, and favourite uncle.
LaBelle will play the young Spielberg in the movie.
Each of the characters will have a unique voice separate from the real people who serve as the inspiration.
The project will be Spielberg's follow-up film to his 'West Side Story' remake, which is expected to release this year.
The film will start shooting later this year with an expectation that it will be released sometime in 2022.
Spielberg will produce the project with Kushner and Kristie Macosko Krieger. PTI RB RDS RDS