The BFG Exclusive Clip: Meet The Fleshlumpeater
Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG, starring Oscar-winner Mark Rylance as the titular Big Friendly Giant and Ruby Barnhill as Sophie, hits theaters July 1. We’ve already seen trailers that tease the initial mystery and reveal a bit of the story’s fantastical Giant Country, where, as book readers know, it quickly becomes apparent that the BFG isn’t the only giant hidden from humanity—and the rest of them typically eat humans. The biggest, meanest, dumbest of the carnivorous giants is Fleshlumpeater, voiced by Jermaine Clement from Flight of the Conchords. In this exclusive clip from the film, the BFG hides Sophie in his house as Fleshlumpeater demands help with a “boo-boo,” while derisively calling the only friendly giant a “runt.” Clement and Bill Hader both voice giants in the film, and it’s clear from this clip that they won’t be used as completely menacing characters, but as bumbling neanderthals who can be outwitted by the gentle, amiable BFG.