The official trailer dropped today for The Fabelmans, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Gabriel LaBelle as Sammy Fabelman, a young aspiring filmmaker based on Spielberg himself, growing up in post-World War II era Arizona. The Fabelmans premiered on Saturday night at the Toronto International Festival to rave reviews with Variety writing that the film “Could Be the Oscar Frontrunner for Best Picture;” and will close the upcoming AFI FEST 2022.
Directed by Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans opens in theaters on November 11.
The film stars Gabriel LaBelle (The Predator, American Gigolo series) as 16-year-old aspiring filmmaker Sammy Fabelman; Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea, My Week with Marilyn) as his artistic mother, Mitzi; Paul Dano (The Batman, There Will Be Blood) as his successful, scientific father, Burt; Seth Rogen (Steve Jobs, An American Pickle) as Bennie Loewy, Burt’s best friend and honorary “uncle” to the Fabelman children, and Judd Hirsch (Uncut Gems, Ordinary People) as Mitzi’s Uncle Boris.
The ensemble cast includes Jeannie Berlin (The Heartbreak Kid, Inherent Vice) as Sammy’s paternal grandmother, Hadassah Fabelman; Julia Butters (Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood, 13 Hours) as Sammy’s sister Reggie; Robin Bartlett (Moonstruck, Lean on Me) as Sammy’s maternal grandmother Tina Schildkraut and Keeley Karsten (Hunters, Evil Lives Here) as Sammy’s sister Natalie.
Watch the official trailer for The Fabelmans.