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Steven Spielberg, Michelle Williams team up for new movie

The new movie will be Steven Spielberg's follow-up project to his West Side Story remake, which is expected to release this year.

By: PTI | Los Angeles |
March 10, 2021 1:19:20 pm
steven spielberg michelle williamsSteven Spielberg is likely to begin filming this in 2021 with an aim to release in 2022. (Photo: Reuters)

Veteran Hollywood filmmaker Steven Spielberg will next direct a movie that is loosely based on his childhood growing up in Arizona.

According to Variety, the new movie will be Spielberg’s follow-up project to his West Side Story remake, which is expected to release this year.

The filmmaker co-wrote the script with Tony Kushner, who previously worked with the director on movies such as Munich and Lincoln.

Oscar-nominated actor Michelle Williams is in negotiations to star in the movie in a major role.

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 and be split across time periods.

The film will start shooting later this year with an expectation that it will be released sometime in 2022.

Williams will next star in director Todd Haynes’ MGM movie Fever, and she is also reteaming with Kelly Reichardt on the A24 project Showing Up.

The actor recently finished filming for Venom: Let There Be Carnage, a sequel to her 2018 hit Venom, co-starring Tom Hardy.

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