Bryan Singer’s film “Jack the Giant Killer” has found its princess. According to Deadline, Eleanor Tomlinson has been cast as Isabella, a princess that, after running away from home, gets captured by giants. The casting decision comes from a long search Singer undertook to find the right actress to play Isabella.
Tomlinson has been an actress since she was 12 years old, having acted in “Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging,” “The Illusionist”, and most recently, a small role in Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland”. However, this role, according to Deadline, will be her biggest role yet.
The film already has big names such as Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Bill Nighy and John Kassir attached to the film.
The plot of the film involves a posse of townsfolk, led by farmer Jack, going to the land of the giants to save the princess and return her to her home. “Jack the Giant Killer” has been the title of several movies involving Jack saving a princess; the latest version being 1962’s “Jack and the Giant Killer”, which had Jack as a farmboy-turned-knight who has to save a princess from an evil wizard. In fact, “Jack the Giant Killer” films go all the way back to 1912.
“Jack the Giant Killer” is expected to be out sometime in 2012.