Roald Dahl's 'The BFG' Will Be a Disney Movie!

Roald Dahl's 'The BFG' Will Be a Disney Movie!

Roald Dahl‘s classic book The BFG has been set as The Walt Disney Studios’ next big movie project!

The film will be directed by Steven Spielberg and it is the first time that the three-time Oscar winner will direct a Disney-branded movie.

Mark Rylance will be playing the “Big Friendly Giant” and newcomer Ruby Barnhill will play Sophie. Penelope Wilton will play The Queen and Rebecca Hall was cast as Mary, the Queen’s maid.

Rounding out the cast of the movie are Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Michael David Adamthwaite, Daniel Bacon, Chris Gibbs, Adam Godley, Jonathan Holmes, Paul Moniz de Sa and Olafur Olaffson as the giants.

“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,” Steven said in a statement. “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.”

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