Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Killer is gearing up for filming and now has its first official cast members. According to Heat Vision Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones, Captain America) is playing the villain who is “an advisor to the king with designs on usurping power.”
Bill Nighy, who was last seen in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, will play a two-headed giant called Fallon. Nighy will play the big head while voice actor John Kassir will play the small one.
In the movie a princess is kidnapped, threatening 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 hope of rescuing her. Kick-Ass actor Aaron Johnson and Nicholas Hoult who plays Beast in X-Men: First Class are the top contenders to play the farmer, and we can expect to hear an official announcement regarding that role soon.
Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, Valkyrie, The Wolverine) has been re-working the script over recent months, and Singer will begin shooting in July in London and Iceland.