EW reports that Spielberg and screenwriter Melissa Mathison will join up for the first time in 32 years, since E.T., for this tale of a young girl stopping the “Big, Friendly Giant.” The pic is to be produced by Kathleen Kennedy and will be Spielberg’s first directorial project since Lincoln.
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