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Spielberg goes big with 'The BFG'

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>> Please don't eat me.>> You think because I am a giant that I'm a man gobbling cannibal?
LAUGH]
NOISE]>>
No, he's actually a Big Friendly Giant or BFG, the title of the new film adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic children's novel. The Hollywood premiere bringing out another giant, the film's director, Steven Spielberg.
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And his new BFFs, including precocious child star Ruby Barnhill.>> I never think of him as famous, because I think that's a bad way to kind of get to know someone. And so I usually just think how many people appreciate his films, and it's a real honor to work with him.
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>> Spielberg the man-child at it again. The ET director circling back to playful themes after historical films Lincoln and Bridge of Spies.>> I haven't really swum in this wading pool in a long time. And 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 truth you need to tell when you do a historical subject.
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So all of us felt free and very happy to be returning to our childhoods to tell this story.>> The film did reunite him with Bridge of Spies Oscar-winning co-star Mark Rylance, Wwho steps into even bigger shoes as the computer generated giant.>> This be the story of a little girl.
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>> The BFG opens in the US July 1st.>> And laughter.