Instead of making a movie, Steven Spielberg is going to be star of HBO’s upcoming biopic documentary. The feature-length film Spielberg will chronicle the director’s life and legacy.
The documentary will focus on his exceptional work including Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, The Color Purple, Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan and more, as well as taking a deep dive into the director’s almost 50-year career.
The documentary was directed and produced by Susan Lacy, American Masters alum, who conducted almost 30 hours of interviews with Spielberg himself. During the interviews the two discussed plenty of topics including his early career and his creative thought process.
The trailer reveals the film will also include interviews with a wide-ranging number of collaborators and friends, including J.J. Abrams, Christian Bale, Drew Barrymore, Cate Blanchett, Francis Ford Coppola, Daniel Craig, Daniel Day-Lewis, Brian de Palma, Laura Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Harrison Ford, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Ben Kingsley, George Lucas, Liam Neeson, Martin Scorsese, Oprah Winfrey, and Robert Zemeckis.
Spielberg premieres on HBO on October 7.