Steven Spielberg‘s semi-autobiographical The Fabelmans (Universal, 11.22), co-written by Spielberg and Tony Kushner, will have its big premiere at the 2022 Toronto Film Festival. Word around the campfire is that it’s not a Telluride-type film, but it takes all sorts to make a fall festival world.

Official synopsis: “The Fabelmans is a coming-of-age story about a young man’s discovery of a shattering family secret and an exploration of the power of movies to help us see the truth about each other and ourselves.”

The ensemble cast includes Michelle Williams as Spielberg’s mom and Gabriel LaBelle as young Spielberg, plus Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, Jeannie Berlin, Julia Butters, Robin Bartlett, Keeley Karsten and Judd Hirsch.

What about that Rodrigo Perez report about David Lynch allegedly playing a John Ford-like director who bawls out young Spielberg/LaBelle?