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Steven Spielberg is back, and this time he has a BFG with him

hollywood Updated: Jun 22, 2016 19:37 IST

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Composer John Williams and director Steven Spielberg attend the premiere of The BFG in Los Angeles. (REUTERS)

Hollywood director Steven Spielberg returns to making films through the eyes of children with The BFG, a big screen adaptation of the much-loved story by British author Roald Dahl.

The tale follows young Sophie, played by Ruby Barnhill, who comes across a giant, portrayed by Oscar winner Mark Rylance - a Big Friendly Giant (BFG) who, unlike his peers, does not eat children.

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Although Spielberg has made many family movies in his award-winning career, he has also directed more historical films such as Saving Private Ryan and Lincoln.

“I haven’t really swum in this wading pool in a long time,” Spielberg told Reuters at the film’s premiere in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

“It was really nice to be able to just let my imagination roam free without being kind of fettered by all the precepts of history and all the truths you need to tell when you do a historical subject. So all of us felt free and very happy to be returning to our childhoods to tell this story.”

Steven Spielberg, third from right, director/co-producer of The BFG, poses with cast members, left to right, Penelope Wilton, Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Bill Hader, Rebecca Hall and Rafe Spall at the premiere of the film at the El Capitan Theatre. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

The BFG, which first screened at the Cannes Film Festival in May, hits cinemas worldwide from June 30.

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