Bill Hader Joins the Cast of Steven Spielberg's 'The BFG' Adaptation

March 27, 2015
Source: Deadline

Bill Hader

After Judd Apatow's latest comedy Trainwreck played South by Southwest earlier this month, the reviews frequently said that this might be the filmmaker's best work yet. Thankfully, in addition to Amy Schumer making a big screen splash as the leading lady, "Saturday Night Live" alum Bill Hader is also a force to be reckoned with as the comedienne's love interest, and now he's getting ready to work with another Hollywood heavy-hitter. Deadline reports Skeleton Twins star Bill Hader has joined the cast of The BFG, the adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's book of the same that that is being directed by Steven Spielberg.

It sounds like this is going to be a good year for Hader, because he's also one of the main voice actors in Pixar Animation's Inside Out, which is also arriving in theaters this summer. As of now, there's no word on what character Hader will play, but he's pretty versatile, especially when it comes to his voicework, so anything is possible. Mark Rylance has the titular role of a friendly giant who befriends a little girl (newcomer Ruby Barnhill)and heads out on an adventure to stop some mean, not-so-friendly giants from eating people in England. Apparently the Queen of England comes into play as well. Stay tuned for more.

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Hader is a great voice actor. This should be great.

DAVIDPD on Mar 27, 2015


Hader is great at everything he does. He's definitely one of the best talents to come from SNL in awhile.

grimjob on Mar 27, 2015


"Bill Hader in the BFG." I think I just cried Tears of Happiness/Joy for a little bit. :')

Mark Brackney on Apr 4, 2015

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