The BFG — New Trailer


added: Sun, May 15th '16

Reteaming with legendary director Steven Spielberg, Mark Rylance, the Oscar-winning actor of "Bridge of Spies," plays the computer-generated title character in Disney's new fantasy adventure film "The BFG," which is based on the classic 1982 children's book by "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" author Roald Dahl.

Fresh from its out-of-competition premiere at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, the studio has released a brand-new "BFG" trailer, in which Rylance, as the eponymous (B)ig (F)riendly (G)iant, offers a quick and concise description of the film's plot: "This'll be a story of a little gal. They will be great adventures and laughter. Times will be hard … and times will be soft. So, hold your breath. Cross your fingers. Here we go!"

Returning Spielberg to his fantasy roots, the film introduces 10-year-old newcomer Ruby Barnhill, who, after an extensive casting search, won the role of Sophie. The character is a brave orphan girl who's been carried away and taken to a magical land of hostile giants (played by Jemaine Clement and Bill Hader) by her new friend: an affable big-eared and big-hearted 016/bfg_0515.jpg(Rylance).

"E.T." screenwriter Melissa Mathison, who sadly passed away last year from cancer, adapted the film. It's Mathison's second and final collaboration with Spielberg, who plans to dedicate the movie to her.

"The BFG" arrives in theaters on July 1st.

The talents of three of the world's greatest storytellers -- Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg -- finally unite to bring Dahl's beloved classic "The BFG" to life.

Directed by Spielberg, Disney's "The BFG" tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions.

The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams. Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows, but Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see Queen Victoria (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.


directed by   Steven Spielberg

starring   Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance, Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Penelope Wilton

release date   July 1, 2016

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