Filming in Vancouver: Steven Spielberg's Big Friendly Giant

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Steven Spielberg is bringing a childhood favourite to the big screen in the live action Big Friendly Giant based on the book by Roald Dahl.

Filming is set to begin on March 23 in Vancouver studios and the movie will star newcomer Ruby Barnhill and acclaimed stage actor Mark Rylance. Spielberg will also be in Vancouver to take on the role of directing the film.

Image: Paul Warpole

Image: Paul Warpole

Image: Mark Rylance via Shutterstock

Image: Mark Rylance via Shutterstock

Big Friendly Giant tells the story of Sophie, an orphan girl who is taken away one evening by the Big Friendly Giant and brought to the his home – a place populated by blood-thirsty giants.

Sherlock star Martin Freeman and SNL funny-man Bill Hader are rumoured to be joining the cast as well. Also yet to be cast for the film is a female lead to play Queen Elizabeth.

Image: Martin Freeman via Shutterstock

Image: Martin Freeman via Shutterstock

Image: Bill Hader via Shutterstock

Image: Bill Hader via Shutterstock

BFG is filming with the code name “Big Valley” so if you see any filming or spot any celebrities, tweet me at @lemon_buzz!

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