Ewan McGregor to Help Fight Giants in Jack the Giant Killer
02.26.11 by Ryan
THR reports that director Bryan Singer's next movie, the upcoming Jack the Giant Killer, is getting another cast member in Ewan McGregor.
The retelling of the Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale has been adding cast member all month, starting with Nicholas Hoult (X-Men:First Class) cast in the lead role and Stanley Tucci, Bill Nighy, and John Kassir joining as the king's villainous adviser and the two-headed lead giant, respectively. According to the report, McGregor will play the leader of the king's elite guard.
Jack the Giant Killer was written by Christopher McQuarrie, Darren Lemke, and Mark Bomback and will follow Jack as a young farmer who leads a rescue attempt to save a princess that has been kidnapped by a giant.
The role of the princess is yet to be cast, but likely will be filled by the time the production starts in late March. Australian actress Adelaide Kane (Power Rangers RPM) and Eleanor Tomlinson (Alice in Wonderland) are reportedly in contention for the part.