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The last time actor Mark Rylance and director Steven Spielberg worked together, in "Bridge of Spies," it led to a supporting-actor Oscar for Rylance.

They are setting their sights bigger — giant-sized, even — in "The BFG."

Rylance plays the title character of Roald Dahl's children's story, a big friendly giant who whisks a lonely girl (Ruby Barnhill) away from her orphanage for a grand adventure.

Spielberg uses performance-capture to transfer Rylance's acting to the computer-generated character, and darned if the giant doesn't look like the English actor.

The movie also reunited Spielberg with screenwriter Melissa Mathison ("E.T."), who died last November.

"The BFG" opens in theaters July 1. See the full list of movies set for this summer at .