Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans” trailer debuts after TIFF premiere

Steven Spielberg is taking audiences on an intimate stroll through his childhood in the first trailer for The Fabelmans, Variety reports.

According to the outlet, the semi-autobiographical film follows the formative years of a young man as he discovers a shattering family secret, causing him to use movies as a means to help him see the truth about others and himself. Spielberg based the film on his own early years in Arizona and co-wrote the script with Lincoln, Munich and West Side Story screenwriter Tony Kushner.

The Fabelmans stars Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, Gabriel LaBelle, Jeannie Berlin, Julia Butters, Robin Bartlett, Keeley Karsten and Judd Hirsch. 

On Saturday, “The Fabelmans” premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, earning a standing ovation in the crowd of movie lovers, who cheered loudly for the Oscar-winning auteur as he made his first appearance at the Canadian gathering. 

Spielberg introduced the film, saying, “75 years of life experience went into this.”

The Fabelmans is Spielberg’s directorial follow-up to 2021’s West Side Story and is currently set to hit theatres on November 11.

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