Mark Rylance to play the BFG in Spielberg movie:
For any fan of Roald Dahl, this is the perfect news to combat the Monday blues. After many of Dahl’s novels such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, The Witches, and Matilda have all transcended to the big screen over the years, his 1982 children’s book, The BFG, is finally getting the Hollywood treatment. Better yet? Steven Spielberg is directing.
In conjunction with Dreamworks Studios, the award-winning director has revealed that Mark Rylance has been cast as the titular benevolent giant. “As I witnessed on stage, Mark Rylance is a transformational actor,” Spielberg said in a statement. “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 honored he has chosen ‘The BFG’ as his next big screen performance.”