Mark Rylance Cast as the Giant in Steven Spielberg's Adaptation of 'The BFG'



Tony Award-winning actor Mark Rylance has been cast as the giant in Steven Spielberg's adaptation of the classic children's book by Roald Dahl, The BFG.  Rylance is currently working with Spielberg on the Cold War drama St. James Place.

Of the casting, Spielberg had this to say:

“As I witnessed on stage, Mark Rylance is a transformational actor,” said  Spielberg.  “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.”

The BFG  is expected to being filming early in 2015, and it has a U.S. release date of July 1, 2016.

Source: Variety

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