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Oscar Isaac is joining forces with Steven Spielberg. The Star Wars and “X-Men” actor is currently in talks to star in the director’s The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara for Amblin Entertainment. Isaac will star opposite Oscar winner Mark Rylance, a Spielberg favorite recently (Bridge of Spies, The BFG), in the religious drama.
The film adaptation of the classic children’s book, The BFG, opens this weekend, and with it comes gobblefunk, author Roald Dahl’s own language, used when his dreamworlds transcend normal adjectives. To get you caught up before you hopscotchy yourself into the theater, we sat down with director Steven Spielberg and some of the film’s stars, including Jemaine Clement, Ruby Barnhill, Rebecca Hall and Oscar winner Mark Rylance, to help us break it all down.
The BFG comes to theaters on Friday, and Yahoo Movies Senior Editor Kevin Polowy had the opportunity to sit down with two of its stars, Jemaine Clement and Oscar Winner Mark Rylance. Rylance, of course, plays *the* big friendly giant in this movie. Knowing Rylance, a real actor’s actor, you might have thought he spent months honing it and perfecting it before shooting.
Like Dr. Seuss, Roald Dahl had a true gift for manufacturing bizarro words. In his 1982 classic The BFG, the odd phraseology comes to us via the titular big guy, whose version of our vocabulary is close enough to understand, yet disparate enough to be sublimely wackadoo. The Big Friendly Giant’s words come alive in the new Steven Spielberg-directed movie version, with Oscar winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies) playing the eponymous role.
Steven Spielberg will tackle his long-gestating religious period drama The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara after he wraps Ready Player One, setting his Bridge of Spies co-star Mark Rylance to star in the Amblin Entertainment project. Tony Kushner, who worked on Spielberg’s Lincoln and Munich, wrote the script adapting the David Kertzer novel, which has been in development with the filmmaker since 2008. The true story centers on a 6-year-old Jewish boy who, in 1858, was seized by the police and removed from his parents’ home. He was raised as a Catholic and became a priest in the Augustinian order.
The second trailer for Steven Spielberg’s The BFG, the big-screen adaptation of Roald Dahl’s tale about the relationship between a benevolent giant and an orphan girl, has arrived, complete with our first full view of the film’s giant.