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Steven Spielberg's Cold War Film and 'The BFG' Get Release Dates

June 17, 2014 (3:56 am) GMT
The true-story movie about the political tensions between the U.S. and Russia is set for 2015, while the big-screen translation of Roald Dahl's book is planned for 2016.
Steven Spielberg

Two upcoming movies from director Steven Spielberg have locked release dates. An untitled Cold War movie which is based on a true story will hit theaters on October 16, 2015, while an adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic children's book "" is set for July 1, 2016.

The Coen brothers polish the script which tells the story of an American attorney, James Donovan, who was enlisted by CIA to negotiate the release of a pilot who was captured after his U-2 spy plane was shot down over Russia. and are among the cast.

Meanwhile, "The BFG" is based on the fantastical tale of a Big Friendly Giant who befriends a young orphan girl. They set out on an adventure to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have been invading the human world. Melissa Mathison, who penned "E.T.", writes the screenplay.

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