One of the worlds great storytellers, Steven Spielberg unites with another to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” to life.
Directed by three-time Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg and written by Melissa Mathison (who also wrote ‘E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,’), The BFG is the forthcoming movie adaptation of Roald Dahl’s best-sellling book “The BFG” (Big Friendly Giant) first published in 1982.
The BFG stars Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies,” “Wolf Hall”), newcomer Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton (“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Downton Abbey”), Jemaine Clement (“Rio 2,” “The Flight of the Conchords”), Rebecca Hall (“The Gift,” “Iron Man 3”), Rafe Spall (“The Big Short,” “Prometheus”) and Bill Hader (“Inside Out,” “Trainwreck”).
It tells the imaginative story of Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London and ‘the Giant’ who introduces her to Giant Country, the place where he collects dreams and sends them to children. From the look of this teaser trailer it could be something good to look forward to next Summer.
“The BFG” opens in cinemas on July 22nd 2016, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth.
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