The world is more giant than you can imagine

"...I hears your lonely heart, in all the secret whisperings of the world."

The BFG

The BFG

Release Date: July 1, 2016

The talents of two of the world’s greatest storytellers—Roald Dahl and Steven Spielberg—unite for the first time to bring Dahl’s beloved classic The BFG to life on screen. Directed by Spielberg, The BFG tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country.

In the middle of the night, when every child and every grown-up is in a deep, deep sleep, all the dark things come out from hiding and have the world to themselves. That’s what Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old, has been told, and that’s what she believes as she lies sleepless in her own bed at her London orphanage. Outside, in the ghostly, silvery light, her familiar street looks more like a fairy tale village than the one she knows, and out of the darkness comes something long and tall…very, very, tall. That something is a giant who takes Sophie and whisks her away to his home in a land far, far away.

Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie is initially frightened of the mysterious giant, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming. 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. 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 the Queen and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince her that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.

Cast & Crew

The BFG (2016) Movie Poster
The BFG (2016) Movie Poster
The BFG (2016) Movie Poster

Cast & Crew

CAST
  • MARK RYLANCE,
  • RUBY BARNHILL,
  • PENELOPE WILTON,
  • JEMAINE CLEMENT,
  • REBECCA HALL,
  • RAFE SPALL,
  • BILL HADER,
  • ÓLAFUR DARRI ÓLAFSOON
DIRECTOR
  • STEVEN SPIELBERG
SCREENWRITER
  • MELISSA MATHISON, BASED ON THE BOOK BY ROALD DAHL
PRODUCERS
  • STEVEN SPIELBERG,
  • FRANK MARSHALL,
  • SAM MERCER
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • JANUSZ KAMINSKI
PRODUCTION DESIGN
  • RICK CARTER,
  • ROBERT STROMBERG
COSTUMES
  • JOANNA JOHNSTON
EDITOR
  • MICHAEL KAHN
COMPOSER
  • JOHN WILLIAMS