Deadline is reporting that young actress Julia Butters, best known for 2019’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, is joining Steven Spielberg’s next project. The film is said to be loosely based on Spielberg’s childhood and Butters will be playing the role of his sister. The cast is already impressive with Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen and Paul Dano set to star. Butters stole the show in Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood so it is exciting to see what she does here.
The untitled film is set to release in 2022.
Throughout the years, Spielberg has talked about how growing up in Arizona was an inspiration for many of his films from story themes to actual characters. The 2017 HBO documentary Spielberg came the closest to diving into his past, but this will be the first time Spielberg is truly able to give perspective on the early years of one of cinema’s greatest storytellers.
Although Butters only had a few scenes in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time, she made them count, earning praise as the co-star to Leonardo DiCaprio’s Rick Dalton. She is currently filming the Russo Brothers’ big-budget action pic The Gray Man opposite Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans.
She is repped by Anonymous Content, UTA, CESD and Peikoff Mahan.
You can read more at Deadline.