Spielberg casts newcomer to star in 'The BFG' movie

December 16, 2014 3:48 PM

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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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