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14 items from 2015


Disney to co-produce Steven Spielberg’s The Bfg, full cast announced

14 April 2015 1:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With production underway in Vancouver, Walt Disney Studios has announced that it will co-produce and co-finance The Bfg, Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic book.

Three-time Tony Award winner Mark Rylance (The Gunmen) will play the title character, with newcomer Ruby Barnhill cast as Sophie, but today with the Disney deal comes news of the rest of the cast for the film.

Bill Hader (The Skeleton Twins) and Jemaine Clement (What We Do in the Shadows) are the bigger names in the cast, as well as Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey) and Rebecca Hall (The Prestige), who will play The Queen and The Queen’s maid, Mary, in the film.

Michael David Adamthwaite, Daniel Bacon, Chris Gibbs, Adam Godley, Jonathan Holmes, Paul Moniz de Sa and Olafur Olaffson have also joined the cast as giants, while The Hobbit star Martin Freeman may also have a role, but his »

- Scott J. Davis

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Jemaine Clement Joins Steven Spielberg's The Bfg

13 April 2015 5:02 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Because he sometimes enjoys finishing one movie while starting another (see Jurassic Park and Schindler’s List), Steven Spielberg is kicking off work on Roald Dahl adaptation The Bfg even as he puts the final touches to Cold War thriller Bridge Of Spies. He’s now added Jemaine Clement, Penelope Wilton and Rebecca Hall to the cast. And they’re not the only new additions, as David Adamthwaite, Daniel Bacon, Chris Gibbs, Adam Godley, Jonathan Holmes, Paul Moniz de Sa and Olafur Olafsson have all been hired to join Mark Rylance’s titular character, Ruby Barnhill as young heroine Sophie and Bill Hader, who is playing one of the less charming giants. While most of the other roles remain cloaked in mystery we do know that Wilton will be the Queen and Hall her maid. Royal Wilton: admit it, you knew it was headed that way.Adapted by E.T.’s »

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Walt Disney & Jemaine Clement Board Steven Spielberg's 'The Bfg'

13 April 2015 2:59 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After directing Bridge of Spies starring Tom Hanks, director Steven Spielberg is moving very quickly to begin production on his next project, an adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic children's book The Bfg (which means The Big Friendly Giant). Shooting is beginning in Vancouver this month, and today Walt Disney Studios announced that it will co-produce and co-finance the film DreamWorks. In addition, "Flight of the Conchords" and What We Do in the Shadows star Jemaine Clement has been added to the cast of the family friendly adventure as another giant in the film, and he's joined by several other supporting stars. Disney also has added Michael David Adamthwaite, Daniel Bacon, Chris Gibbs, Adam Godley, Jonathan Holmes, Paul Moniz de Sa and Olafur Olaffson, all joining the film as giants, and they've confirmed Bill Hader, who was revealed to have joined the cast recently, and has been confirmed to be a giant as well. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Disney To Co-Finance Spielberg’s The Bfg; Rebecca Hall, Penelope Wilton And More Join Cast

13 April 2015 1:27 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After completing work on his cold war thriller Bridge Of Spies with long-time collaborator Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg has turned his eye to something a little more family-friendly: The Bfg. The Roald Dahl adaptation has been on the director’s radar for years, and has at last commenced principal photography in Vancouver, B.C. with a starry cast all poised to bring the much-loved story to the big screen.

And if that prospect hasn’t tantalized your tastebuds, then brace yourself for this latest development. The classic tale will now go down in history as Spielberg’s first proper Disney movie. The mouse house has joined forces with Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment to co-produce and co-finance the flick, with Disney set to distribute internationally.

Here’s what the legendary filmmaker had to say on the union:

“In more than 40 years of making movies, I have been on the producing end »

- Gem Seddon

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Disney boards Steven Spielberg's The Bfg as full cast is revealed

13 April 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Disney will co-produce director Steven Spielberg's upcoming adaptation of the Roald Dahl children's story The Bfg.

Walt Disney Studios announced today that Penelope Wilton, Rebecca Hall and Jemaine Clement are joining Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill and Bill Hader in the company's first-ever Spielberg-directed film.

The Bfg follows a little girl named Sophie (Barnhill) as she teams up with the Queen of England (Wilton) and a big friendly giant (Rylance) to battle a rampaging horde of evil giants.

Iron Man 3's Hall will be playing the Queen's loyal servant Mary.

The giants are portrayed by Hader, Clement, Michael David Adamthwaite (Stargate Sg-1), Daniel Bacon (Iron Man: Armored Adventures), Chris Gibbs, Adam Godley (A Young Doctor's Notebook), Jonathan Holmes (Nightwatching), Paul Moniz de Sa (Eureka) and Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The Deep) in The Bfg.

Spielberg said in a statement: "In more than 40 years of making movies, I have been on »

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The Bfg: Disney Joins Steven Spielberg’s Adaptation of the Roald Dahl Classic

13 April 2015 10:31 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

After months of casting, the official roster for The Bfg is here. The Steven Spielberg-directed adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic will star Mark Rylance as the title character and Ruby Barnhill as Sophie, the young orphan who travels to Giant Country. The film will also feature Penelope Wilton as The Queen, Rebecca Hall as Mary and Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Michael David Adamthwaite, Daniel Bacon, Chris Gibbs, Adam Godley, Jonathan Holmes, Paul Moniz de Sa and Olafur Olaffson as giants. [caption id="attachment_222915" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via DreamWorks[/caption] The Walt Disney Studios has also joined the project to co-produce and co-finance, making The Bfg the very first time Spielberg is directing a Disney-branded movie. Here’s what Spielberg had to say about the milestone: “In more than 40 years of making movies, I have been on the producing end of a number of films for The Walt Disney Company, but never as a director. »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Spielberg's 'Bfg' Brings in Disney, More Cast Announced

13 April 2015 10:27 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As production gets underway in Vancouver, The Walt Disney Studios announced it will co-produce and co-finance Steven Spielberg's The Bfg.&#160This marks the three-time Academy Award winner's first time directing a Disney-branded movie. Previously&#160announced cast include three-time Tony Award winner Mark Rylance&#160who will play the titular "Big Friendly Giant" and newcomer Ruby Barnhill as Sophie. &#160They are now joined by&#160Bill Hader,&#160Jemaine Clement, Michael Adamthwaite, Daniel Bacon, Chris Gibbs, Adam Godley, Jonathan Holmes, Paul Moniz de Sa&#160and&#160Olafur&#160Olaffson, all&#160cast as giants. Buckingham Palace has also found its residents with Penelope Wilton being cast as The Queen and Rebecca Hall as Mary, the Queen's maid. Said Steven Spielberg:

"In more than 40 years of making movies, I have been on the producing end of a number of films for The Walt Disney Company, but never as a director. It is a special joy to »

- MovieWeb

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Steven Spielberg Teams with Disney for 'The Bfg' as Hader, Clement, Hall & More Join Cast

13 April 2015 10:26 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Steven Spielberg may have Bridge of Spies, the Cold War thriller starring Tom Hanks, coming out later this year, but that does not mean he is just twiddling his thumbs waiting for it come out. He is starting production in Vancouver for his next film, an adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic children's book The Bfg. Three-time Tony winner Mark Rylance has already signed up as the titular Big Friendly Giant, as well as newcomer Ruby Barnhill as the story's protagonist Sophie. Now, the rest of the cast has been revealed. The giants include Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Adam Godley, Michael David Adamthwaite, Daniel Bacon, Chris Gibbs, Jonathan Holmes, Paul Moniz de Sa, and Olafur Olaffson. Along with them, Penelope Wilton has been cast as The Queen and Rebecca Hall as Mary, the Queen's maid. Here's the plot: Adapted from the novel by Roald Dahl, The Bfg centers on a not-so-ordinary bone-crunching giant. »

- Mike Shutt

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Disney Signs On To Co-Fi Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Bfg’

13 April 2015 10:23 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Disney has come aboard to co-produce and co-finance The Bfg, the adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic that Steven Spielberg is directing in Vancouver. It’s Spielberg’s first Disney movie as director. Tony winner Mark Rylance plays the Big Friendly Giant title character, and newcomer Ruby Barnhill is Sophie. Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Michael David Adamthwaite, Daniel Bacon, Chris Gibbs, Adam Godley, Jonathan Holmes, Paul Moniz de Sa and Olafur Darri Olaffson have all… »

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Steven Spielberg Takes First Directing Turn With Walt Disney Studios

13 April 2015 10:19 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Steven Spielberg’s long and storied career as a director had one noticeably missing partner — Disney. That changed with the announcement Monday that The Walt Disney Studios will co-produce and co-finance Spielberg’s “The BFG.”

Set for a summer, 2016 release, “The BFG” tells the story of a young girl who sets out with the titular “Big Friendly Giant” to overcome evil, man-eating giants. The story is from Roald Dahl, author of “James and the Giant Peach” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”

Mark Rylance has previously been cast in the title role, with newcomer Ruby Barnhill playing Sophie, in a cast of giants that includes a platoon of giants — Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Michael David Adamthwaite, Daniel Bacon, Chris Gibbs, Adam Godley, Jonathan Holmes, Paul Moniz de Sa and Olafur Olaffsonnamed.

While he has produced films in collaboration with Disney, Spielberg said he welcomed his first directing turn with the studio. »

- James Rainey

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Steven Spielberg's The Bfg Begins Production

13 April 2015 10:02 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

As production gets underway in Vancouver, The Walt Disney Studios announced it will co-produce and co-finance Steven Spielberg’s “The Bfg.”  This marks the three-time Academy Award winner’s first time directing a Disney-branded movie. Previously announced cast include three-time Tony Award winner Mark Rylance who will play the titular “Big Friendly Giant” and newcomer Ruby Barnhill as Sophie.  They are now joined by Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Michael David Adamthwaite, Daniel Bacon, Chris Gibbs, Adam Godley, Jonathan Holmes, Paul Moniz de Sa and Olafur Olaffson, all cast as giants. Buckingham Palace has also found its residents with Penelope Wilton being cast as The Queen and Rebecca Hall as Mary, the Queen’s maid. "In more than 40 years of making movies, I have been on the producing end of a number of films for The Walt Disney Company, but never as a director," said Steven Spielberg. "It is a special »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Disney Announces It Will Co-Produce and Co-Finance Steven Spielberg’s The Bfg

13 April 2015 10:01 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

As production gets underway in Vancouver, The Walt Disney Studios announced it will co-produce and co-finance Steven Spielberg’s The Bfg. This marks the three-time Academy Award winner’s first time directing a Disney-branded movie.

The Bfg is the exciting tale of a young London girl and the mysterious Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country.

Previously announced cast include three-time Tony Award winner Mark Rylance who will play the titular “Big Friendly Giant” and newcomer Ruby Barnhill as Sophie. They are now joined by Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Michael David Adamthwaite, Daniel Bacon, Chris Gibbs, Adam Godley, Jonathan Holmes, Paul Moniz de Sa and Olafur Olaffson, all cast as giants. Buckingham Palace has also found its residents with Penelope Wilton being cast as The Queen and Rebecca Hall as Mary, the Queen’s maid.

The Disney/Amblin/Reliance production in association with Walden Media will open in U. »

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Disney to Co-Produce, Co-Finance Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Bfg’

13 April 2015 9:48 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Disney has signed on to co-finance and co-produce Steven Spielberg‘s “The Bfg,” which is now filming in Vancouver and which has also added Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Penelope Wilton and others to the cast, the company announced Monday. Based on Roald Dahl’s beloved 1982 novel, the children’s tale follows a young girl teaming up with the Queen of England and a benevolent giant to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have been invading the human world. Mark Rylance will play the giant in the film, with newcomer Ruby Barnhill as Sophie, the little girl. Bill Hader, Michael David Adamthwaite, »

- Linda Ge

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Clement Joins Spielberg & Disney's "Bfg"

13 April 2015 7:07 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Jemaine Clement, Penelope Wilton and Rebecca Hall are all set to join Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill and Bill Hader in Steven Spielberg's upcoming adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic kid's novel "The Bfg".

The story follows a young girl named Sophie (Barnhill) encountering the giant (Rylance) who has made it his mission to collect good dreams and gift them to children, while destroying nightmares and keeping his nasty fellow giants from eating the kids.

Clement will play a giant, Wilton and Hall are said to be playing The Queen and her maid Mary respectively. David Adamthwaite, Daniel Bacon, Chris Gibbs, Adam Godley, Jonathan Holmes, Paul Moniz de Sa and Olafur Olaffson are also onboard.

The casting additions come as Walt Disney Pictures boards the project as co-producer and co-financer, marking Spielberg's first directorial effort for the company. The script has been adapted by Melissa Mathieson.

Filming is now underway »

- Garth Franklin

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