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Spielberg has cast his BFG

October 28th, 2014 by Marc Comments

Steven Spielberg has found his BFG in the form of stage actor Mark Rylance.

His live-action take on Roald Dahl’s classic tale, The BFG, is set for July 2016 and will start filming early 2015.

Rylance is currently filming St James Place (also with Spielberg) and the director said of his casting: “Mark Rylance is a transformational actor. I am excited and thrilled that Mark will be making this journey with us to Giant Country. Everything about his career so far is about making the courageous choice and I’m honoured he has chosen The BFG as his next big screen performance”.

If nothing else, we can’t wait to see what Spielberg does with such rich material…

Source: DenOfGeek

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….