Praise be to the casting gods, because Bill Heder in a Roald Dahl film is perfection. If this was going to be an animated film, we'd say to just have all the non-BFG giants voiced by him.

Deadline reports that Heder is joining the Steven Spielberg-helmed film as one of the giants. Spoiler alert: All of them except the titular Big Friendly Giant are human-eating bad guys. Part of the plot revolves the BFG (Mark Rylance) and a young girl named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) convincing world leaders that something needs to be done about the danger they pose.

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So, guesses on who Heder will play? The Bonecruncher? The Childchewer? The Meatdripper? I'm betting either the Bloodbottler — who has a memorable confrontation where Sophie and the BFG manage to outwit him — or the Fleshlumpeater, whose near-escape is part of the book's climax.


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