If negotiations work out right, Ewan McGregor may soon be charging into battle against a bunch of giants. The famed actor is in the middle of talks to possibly be in Bryan Singer’s “Jack the Giant Killer,” set up under New Line Cinema and Legendary Pictures. He could be joining a cast that already includes Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci, Billy Nighy and John Kassir.
“Jack the Giant Killer” is a new take on the classic tale, centering on the young farm boy (Hoult) who ends up on a journey where he must save the princess that’s been captured by a fearsome giant. Now that the creature is holding the girl hostage, the shaky peace between the humans and giants is now in jeopardy.
If cast, McGregor would be playing the leader of the king’s elite guards who’s sole task is to defeat the gruesome giants. Currently the role of the princess is up for grabs, but Singer and company have a couple of ladies that could fit the role. Eleanor Tomlinson and Adelaide Kane are the front runners for the part, but no word as to who will win the spot.
Principal photography for “Jack the Giant Killer” begins at the end of March. You can next see Ewan McGregor on the big screen in “Beginners,” out in theaters this June 3rd.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter – Heat Vision Blog