Spielberg casts newcomer to star in 'The BFG' movie

December 16, 2014 3:48 PM

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Spielberg casts newcomer to star in 'The BFG' movie

Steven Spielberg has launched the careers of numerous famous child actors, including Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, and Christian Bale. Ruby Barnhill is about to join that exclusive club.

The 10-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,” Spielberg said in a statement.

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