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Bill Hader's heading to Steven Spielberg's live action BFG movie.

Bill Hader

Former Saturday Night Live star Bill Hader has reportedly joined the cast of Steven Spielberg's The BFG.

Hader will play a giant in the live action version of Roald Dahl's classic children's book, according to Deadline.

Mark Rylance has already been announced to play the BFG - which stands for Big Friendly Giant.

The BFG tells the story of an orphaned girl who's introduced to a country of giants.

The girl, named Sophie, will be played by 10 year old Ruby Barnhill.

Last year, Steven Spielberg said: "After a lengthy search, I feel Roald Dahl himself would have found Ruby every bit as marvellous as we do".

It's being written by Melissa Mathison, who previously worked with Spielberg on his classic E.T. the Extra Terrestrial.

The film's due out in 2016.

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