Steven Spielberg has announced some VERY exciting news!

Our favourite Roald Dahl book, The BFG, is being made into a film by acclaimed director Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks Studio yesterday announced who’s going to play the lovely Sophie!

Newcomer Ruby Barnhill has been offered the opportunity to play the little girl from London and is understandably overjoyed at the prospect, saying: “I feel incredibly lucky and I’m so happy. Sophie gets to go on this wonderful adventure and I’m so excited that I get to play her.”

The film won’t be released until July 2016. But that doesn’t mean we can’t get excited that our favourite childhood book will soon be brought to life, right?!