Three new faces have joined the cast of Bryan Singer’s upcoming feature, Jack the Giant Killer. Say hello to Stanley Tucci, Bill Nighy, and John Kassir as the supporting actors of the film. According to Coming Soon, the trio will each play an important part in the fantasy adaptation that has yet to cast a leading man.
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 last time we checked, Aaron Johnson and Nicholas Hoult were in the running to play the title character, but no one has been confirmed. As for the other roles, Tucci “will play a ruthless advisor to the king and Nighy and Kassir two halves of a two-headed giant.” Nobody does slippery, and slimy like Tucci. We can’t wait to see his take on his character.
What do you think of Tucci, Nighy, and Kassir joining the cast of Jack the Giant Killer?