WHO’S IN IT?
Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies), Ruby Barnhill (4 O’Clock Club), Penelope Wilton (Shaun of the Dead), Jemaine Clement (What We Do In The Shadows), Rebecca Hall (The Gift), Rafe Spall (Life of Pi), Bill Hader (Trainwreck), Michael Adamthwaite (Warcraft: The Beginning), Daniel Bacon (50/50), Chris Gibbs (Run Robot Run!), Adam Godley (Nanny McPhee), Jonathan Holmes (Nightwatching), Paul Moniz de Sa (film debut), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Steven Spielberg (Raiders of the Lost Ark), director, producer; Melissa Mathison (E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial), writer; Frank Marshall (Who Framed Roger Rabbit) and Sam Mercer (Signs), producers; John Williams (Star Wars), composer; Janusz Kaminski (Bridge of Spies), cinematographer; Michael Kahn (Jurassic Park), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Young orphan Sophie (Barnhill) one night encounters a 24-foot man lurking outside her window, and is soon whisked away to the enlarged realm of Giant Country when she is spotted by him. She soon learns that he is the Big Friendly Giant or BFG (Rylance) who, despite his intimidating appearance, is actually a gentle and kind-hearted soul who refuses to eat “human beans”, unlike his more aggressive and frightening fellow giants. Both Sophie and the BFG form a special friendship as they embark on a wondrous and dream-like adventure together…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
In celebration of Roald Dahl’s 100th anniversary, director Steven Spielberg and late writer Melissa Mathison bring to life the author’s biggest creation in a wonderful and heartfelt family film that will capture the imaginations of children of all ages.