Steven Spielberg’s Daughter Set to Make Her Directorial Debut with Film ‘Four Assassins (And A Funeral)’, Fans Say: “nepotism baby”

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Steven Spielberg’s The Fablemans will soon hit theaters next year, and as much as fans are excited about the director’s 34th film, viewers are also thrilled to see what his daughter, Destry Allyn, has in store for fans. The young Spielberg is following in her father’s footsteps in the world of filmmaking as she launches her directorial debut film.

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Steven Spielberg and his daughter Destry Allyn

She is known for her previous work in The Right Away, a short film written by Owen King starring Hopper Penn and Brian D’Arcy James. Aside from directing movies, Destry Allyn also appeared in Licorice Pizza and I Know This Much Is True.

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Steven Spielberg’s Daughter Destry Allyn On Her Directorial Debut

Spielberg will direct Four Assassins (And A Funeral) which is described as a combination of The Kingsman, Knives Out, and Succession. The script will be provided by Ryan Hooper, and the movie will be produced by Thunder Road Pictures.

In an interview with Deadline, Erica Lee of Thunder Road Pictures said:

We watched Destry’s short and were impressed — and after meeting and hearing she wanted to do action, we dug in to find something. Four Assassins is the perfect vehicle for her, and we’re excited what her unique voice will bring to it – and introducing a new filmmaker voice into the elevated action space.”

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Destry Allyn on her directorial debut film

The young director claimed she is thrilled and honored to work with Thunder Road and to tell a story about family, deceit, and murder. The film’s production will commence in the first half of 2023, and it has been reported that casting is currently in progress.


Thunder Road Pictures also produced the John Wick franchise, including its spin-off sequels The Continental and The Ballerina. The company is founded by Basil Iwanyk and managed by Erica Lee.

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Fans Criticize Destry Allyn’s Debut As Director

Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg

It is not uncommon for famous Hollywood personalities to have children who want to follow in their footsteps. In fact, many have made their own names in the industry and proved that they are more than their parents’ legacy.


Fans reacted to the news of Destry Allyn’s directorial debut, and many claimed that she is only bagging the project because of her father’s name. Check out their tweets below:



Many negative comments were hurled at the young director, saying she did not have to struggle hard the way Steven Spielberg did. We could only wait and see until Four Assassins (And A Funeral) arrives in theaters. Destry Allyn Spielberg is represented by WME and Thruline Entertainment.

Source: Deadline

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Written by Ariane Cruz

Articles Published: 2021

Ariane Cruz, Senior Content Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.