We recently learned that Bryan Singer had finally found the young actor to headline his film Jack the Giant Killer. Nicholas Hoult landed the coveted title role and now according to an announcement via New Line Cinema, Scottish actor Ewan McGregor is in negotiations to join him. Singer, Hoult, and now McGregor? That’s an unbeatable combination. We’re in!
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.
According to THR, McGregor will play “the leader of the king’s elite guard, who helps fight giants.” Previous casting announcements included the addition of Stanley Tucci who plays an advisor to the king with designs on usurping power. There’s also Bill Nighy and John Kassir who’ll play the two-headed leader of the giants. So there are several villains and thus far, two heroes.
What do you think of the cast of Jack the Giant Killer so far? Are you excited to see the film?