The BFG — New Promo: Ruby Barnhill's Favorite Moments


added: Tue, Jun 14th '16

Ruby Barnhill is only 11 years old, but she's making one hell of an acting debut. Already being compared to Drew Barrymore, the British newcomer plays Sophie, the young precocious orphan girl who befriends a large-eared giant in director Steven Spielberg's new 3D fantasy-adventure film "The BFG."

Here, in this new promo, Barnhill reveals some of her favorite moments from making the movie, which included working with a cast of talented actors.

Using motion-capture technology, recent Oscar-winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies) plays the title role of the Big Friendly Giant, who takes Sophie to his home, called Giant Country. It's a magical place where he bottles up pleasant dreams for children. It's also a place where a couple of not-so-friendly giants wreak havoc.

Barnhill also loved working on the amazing sets. Some props were blown up to gigantic size, which made it look like Barnhill was actually living inside a real giant world.

Based on a children's novel by "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" author Roald Dahl, "The BFG" will be coming to theaters 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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