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Comments: Who should star in new BFG movie?

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Film director Steven Spielberg is turning Roald Dahl's book The BFG into a live action movie.

The book was published in 1982 and tells the story of an orphaned girl who makes friends with a giant. An animated movie version was made in 1989.

The film is likely to be released in 2016 to mark the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl's birth.

Steven Spielberg said: "The BFG has enchanted families and their children for more than three decades."

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We already know the film will use actors instead of animation, but at the moment we don't know who will play the BFG.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger seems best suited for the part.

Nicole, Warminster, England

I agree with Jess, London [below] because Jonny Depp was great in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, so he obviously suits Roald Dahl's book-based films! I'm just wondering how they're going to make the actor tall enough though!

George, Bristol, England

I think David Walliams would be perfect for this part... he would definitely suit it! He is really funny too!

Abigail, Billingham, England

I think Jim Carrey would be amazing as he's a really talented actor!

Georgia, North Yorkshire, England

Robbie Coltrane, Hagrid, as he is very tall and he has a gruff voice and would make a great BFG and would look good with big ears :-D

Lauren, Sleaford, England

I think Bill Nighy should play the BFG because he is a really great actor and has already played lots of different roles in movies.

Grace, Devon, England

I think Benedict Cumberbatch or David Tennant should play the BFG because they're both amazing actors and are really good at being Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who.

Benjamin, Conwy, North Wales

I think that Johnny Depp should be the BFG because he is a great actor and he is funny.

Jessica, London, England

I think that Greg Davies would be perfect!

Thomas, Mold, North Wales