Fablemans, The: Spielberg’s Personal Film–New Poster

‘The Fablemans’: Spielberg’s Personal Film– New Poster

The filmmaker’s semi-autobiographical movie will debut at the Toronto Film Festival before it expands nationwide in theaters over Thanksgiving.

From the look of this first poster, a young Spielberg looks to rise from would-be filmmaker to global stardom.

The poster, which dropped on Wednesday, features a silhouette of a character strutting down a cobblestone street, while a large sign indicating Stage 25 looms above. In the background are arrayed scenes from The Fablemans, including Michelle Williams as Mitzi Fabelman, Paul Dano as Burt Fableman, Seth Rogen as Bennie Loewy and Gabriel LaBelle as Sammy Fableman as he holds a camera.

The coming-of-age pic is loosely based on Spielberg’s formative years and his relationship with his parents. LaBelle plays an aspiring young filmmaker. Williams performs a role based on Spielberg’s mother, and Dano, his father. Rogen is playing an uncle.


The movie will then open on Nov. 11 in New York City and Los Angeles during a limited run before expanding nationwide on its previously announced date of Nov. 23, 2022, the eve of the long Thanksgiving weekend, via a release by Universal and Amblin Partners.

In addition to directing, Spielberg co-wrote the script for The Fablemans with Tony Kushner and produces alongside Kushner and Kristie Macosko Krieger. Spielberg’s production company, Amblin, has a multiyear distribution and marketing partnership with Universal.

The Fablemans will open in cinemas during the heart of awards season as it uses Toronto as a launchpad.