For many, the Roald Dahl story “The BFG” is a classic tale from their childhood. That puts extra pressure on actor Mark Rylance who took on the role in the new Steven Spielberg directed movie from Disney. In an interview with Rylance we asked about… Read More »Mark Rylance on playing Disney’s Big Friendly Giant
We’re excited to see a new poster and trailer for Disney’s “The BFG,” the movie that unites three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney, and Steven Spielberg – to tell the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who… Read More »New trailer and poster for Disney’s The BFG
Steven Spielberg is drifting closer to Walt Disney Studios with every movie it seems. In addition to the spy thriller “Bridge of Spies,” Disney has been brought on board to co-produce and co-finance Steven Spielberg’s “The BFG.” This marks the three-time Academy Award winner’s first time directing a Disney-branded movie.
“The BFG” is the exciting tale of a young London girl and the mysterious Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, “The BFG” (Big Friendly Giant) was published in 1982 and has been enchanting readers of all ages ever since. Dahl’s books, which also include “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “James and the Giant Peach,” “Matilda” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” are currently available in 58 languages and have sold over 200 million copies worldwide.
Previously announced cast include three-time Tony Award winner Mark Rylance who will play the titular “Big Friendly Giant” and newcomer Ruby Barnhill as Sophie. They are now joined by Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Michael David Adamthwaite, Daniel Bacon, Chris Gibbs, Adam Godley, Jonathan Holmes, Paul Moniz de Sa and Olafur Olaffson, all cast as giants. Buckingham Palace has also found its residents with Penelope Wilton being cast as The Queen and Rebecca Hall as Mary, the Queen’s maid.
“In more than 40 years of making movies, I have been on the producing end of a number of films for The Walt Disney Company, but never as a director,” said Steven Spielberg. “It is a special joy to be in the director’s chair as we start ‘The BFG,’ alongside my long-time friends and film collaborators Kathy Kennedy, who introduced me to this project, Frank Marshall and Melissa Mathison. Together with them and Disney, there are many reasons why I am so excited about this joint venture.” Read More »Disney joins “The BFG” a Steven Spielberg Directed, Roald Dahl adaptation