Steven Spielberg Casts Newcomer Ruby Barnhill to Star in The BFG Movie
Steven Spielberg has launched the careers of many famous child actors over the years including Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, and Christian Bale. Well Ruby Barnhill is about to join that exclusive club with this as her first big film role.
The ten year old Brit has been cast as Sophie the young London girl who is the main character in Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book The BFG.
After a lengthy search, I feel Roald Dahl himself would have found Ruby every bit as marvelous as we do. – Steven Spielberg
Melissa Mathison (E.T. and The Black Stallion) wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation and production on The BFG is set to start in early 2015. Disney will release the film on 1st July 2016.