The film follows a 10-year-old London girl named Sophie, who one night is taken on an alarming journey to Giant Country by one of its denizens: a 24-foot tall, big-eared and dim-witted brute. But this creature is not like his countrymen, as Sophie discovers he is actually a Big Friendly Giant (voiced by Mark Rylance). But the girl’s arrival in this world has attracted the attention of the sinister giants Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jermaine Clement), who are twice as tall and many times meaner than the BFG. The unlikely friends head back to London to see the Queen (Penelope Wilton) and warn her about the giants — if they can first convince her and her maid Mary (Rebecca Hall) that the beasts exist.
Based on the best-selling book by Roald Dahl, The BFG also stars Penelope Wilton as the Queen and Rebecca Hall as her maid, Mary. Melissa Mathison wrote the screenplay for The BFG, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Check out the videos for more footage of the Big Friendly Giant (voiced by Mark Rylance), Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) and the less-friendly but much bigger giants of Giant Land (Jemaine Clement and Bill Hader).
“Spielberg’s Giant Dream Come True” Featurette