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Steven Spielberg Amblin Pic Based On His Childhood Adds Australian Actor Sam Rechner

Up-and-coming Australian actor Sam Rechner has landed a significant role in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film. Rechner (RUBY’S CHOICE) will play a high school classmate of the young, aspiring filmmaker at the center of the story. He joins an A-list cast that already includes Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Paul Dano, Julia Butters, and Gabriel LaBelle.

The film, which is currently untitled, is loosely based on Spielberg’s childhood, and principal photography begins in July near Los Angeles, with a release planned for 2022. Steven Spielberg co-wrote the script alongside Tony Kushner; Spielberg, Kushner and Kristie Macosko Krieger are producing.

Rechner, 19, is quickly making a name for himself both on stage and on screen. He recently appeared in the feature film RUBY’S CHOICE with Jane Seymour, and will be seen in season two of the Amazon Prime Video series THE WILDS, starring Rachel Griffiths. Rechner’s theater credits include leading roles in productions of ANIMAL FARM and 12 ANGRY MEN.

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