A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children.Premiere Details
Los Angeles: Tuesday 21st June 2016 – El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
London: Sunday 17th July 2016 – Leicester Square, London
Directed: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Rebecca Hall
- Principal photography began on March 23, 2015 and concluded on June 12, 2015.
- Development for the live-action actually began back in 1991 with Paramount Pictures setting the project up but it wasn’t until 2011 when DreamWorks announced their film rights to the book that the adaptation started up.
- John Madden was originally set to direct the film but went on to focus on The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel therefore Steven Spielberg stepped in to direct and Madden became executive producer.
- The film had a $140million budget.
- The BFG marks Steven Spielberg’s first directorial for Walt Disney Pictures.
Behind The Scenes
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