Bill Hader to crunch bones, chew children as a giant in Spielberg’s The BFG

In a move that’s actually pretty perfect, considering how cartoonish and angular he can make his physique, Bill Hader has signed on to play a giant in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1982 book The BFG. The movie follows a little girl, Sophie, as she teams up with both a friendly, big-eared giant and the Queen Of England to stop other, meaner giants from eating a bunch of people. It’s unclear which giant Hader will play, but one would assume it would have to be either the Fleshlumpeater, the Bonecruncher, the Manhugger, the Childchewer, the Meatdripper, the Gizzardgulper, the Maidmasher, the Bloodbottler, or The Butcher Boy. He could also be one of the nine other unnamed giants in the book, but what fun is that?

Full story at avclub.com

SNL FACTS (Dwayne Johnson Edition)

  • This will be the 782nd overall episode
  • This will be the 4th time Dwayne will host, but only the 2nd time as him hosting under his real name and not his wrestler name “The Rock”.
  • Dwayne is hosting the night before Wrestlemania 31 where one of his Samoan cousins “Roman Reigns” will be main eventing in the championship match and the same night his other Samoan cousin “Rikishi” will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame
  • This is the 2nd time in SNL history that a pro wrestler has hosted the show the night before Wrestlemania.  The other person who did that was Hulk Hogan during the 1984 season.  He co-hosted with Mr. T. (When The Rock hosted during the 2000 season, his episode was the last one to air before Wrestlemania, but it was not the night before the show).
  • Dwayne will not be wrestling at Wrestlemania this year but he has a new movie coming out a few days after he hosts, “Furious 7″.
  • This will be the first time George Ezra will perform as musical guest on the show
I love Amy Poehler

“Amy Poehler was new to SNL and we were all crowded into the seventeenth-floor writers’ room, waiting for the Wednesday night read-through to start. Amy was in the middle of some such nonsense with Seth Meyers across the table, and she did something vulgar as a joke. I can’t remember what it was exactly, except it was dirty and loud and “unladylike”,
Jimmy Fallon turned to her and in a faux-squeamish voice said, “Stop that! It’s not cute! I don’t like it.”
Amy dropped what she was doing, went black in the eyes for a second, and wheeled around on him. “I don’t fucking care if you like it.” Jimmy was visibly startled. Amy went right back to enjoying her ridiculous bit.
With that exchange, a cosmic shift took place. Amy made it clear that she wasn’t there to be cute. She wasn’t there to play wives and girlfriends in the boys’ scenes. She was there to do what she wanted to do and she did not fucking care if you like it.”
- Tina Fey, Bossypants