We’ve been hearing about Bryan Singer’s latest film Jack the Giant Killer for a while now, but there’s still no actor attached to play the lead. There have been plenty of rumors as to who the director would hire including I Am Number Four star Alex Pettyfer, but that connection was disregarded as a rumor. Over at THR, they seem to have some solid casting news that lists two of the U.K.’s biggest up and comers as front runners for the role: Nicholas Hoult and Aaron Johnson.
The most recent draft of the Jack the Giant Killer script centers on the kidnapping of a princess that threatens a long-standing peace between men and giants. A young farmer is given an opportunity to lead a dangerous expedition to the giants’ kingdom in hopes of rescuing her. The screenplay was written by frequent Singer collaborator Christopher McQuarrie.
The trade reports that Johnson, Hoult, and Aneurin Barnard are all up for the role of the young farmer. As for the princess part, Juno Temple, Adelaide Kane and Lily Collins are currently testing for the role.
Even though we like Johnson, this film sounds like its more fitted for Hoult. He has an innocence about him as well as a certain level of deviousness. What do you think?
Who do you think should play Jack the Giant Killer?