Spielberg's The BFG to film in Scotland

Steven SpielbergSteven Spielberg's exciting new take on Roald Dahl's The BFG is heading to film in the UK. 

Although most of the shooting on the behemoth feature takes place in studios in Vancouver, a source close to the project has confirmed that there will be location filming in the UK (Scotland) and northern Europe later this year. 

The much-anticipated feature stars Wolf Hall lead and actor du jour Mark Rylance as the Big Friendly Giant, with newcomer Ruby Barnhill as little Sophie. First published in 1982, the book tells of the young orphan and her friendship with her 24ft tall ally as they set off - with the help of the Queen of England - to take on the wicked giants who have been gobbling up humans.  

The much-anticipated project reunites Spielberg with screenwriter Melissa Mathison, who famously penned E.T. the Extra Terrestrial back in the early 1980s. 

True to form, the super-director has been inundated recently - being in New York and Germany filming Cold War thriller Bridge of Spies with Tom Hanks, and  also in the development process on the Jennifer Lawrence-led It's What I Do, the adaptation of the memoirs of acclaimed war photographer Lynsey Addario.

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