Tuesday, December 16, 2014

10 year old newcomer lands lead in Steven Spielberg's The BFG

Ten year old Ruby Barnhill from Knutsford has landed the lead role in Steven Spielberg's adaption of Roald Dahl's The BFG.

Ruby (represented by David Daly Associates) will play young orphan Sophie, opposite Mark Rylance in the title role. She will also be seen in the new series of CBBC's 4 O'Clock Club.

The character of Sophie was said to be inspired by Roald Dahl's own granddaughter and Steven Spielberg said of the casting: “After a lengthy search, I feel Roald Dahl himself would have found Ruby every bit as marvellous as we do. We have discovered a wonderful Sophie in Ruby Barnhill"

Production is set to begin in early 2015 with a release date scheduled for July 2016.

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