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…