‘Jack the Giant Killer’ Gets Nicholas Hoult as Jack

The ‘X-Men: First Class’ star will portray the title character in Bryan Singer's re-telling of the Jack and the Beanstalk tale.
BY |
‘Jack the Giant Killer’ Gets Nicholas Hoult as Jack

Nicholas Hoult will play Jack in Jack the Giant KillerNicholas Hoult is in talks to star as Jack in Bryan Singer's adventure Jack the Giant Killer. The deal is expected to be finalized very soon.

The British actor, who will next be seen in X-Men: First Class, joins Stanley Tucci, Bill Nighy, and John Kassir, who all signed on to the project two days ago. Director Bryan Singer is also a producer on X-Men: First Class, where Nicholas Hoult portrays Beast. We reported back in December that Nicholas Hoult was on the short list of actors to play Jack, along with Aaron Johnson and Aneurin Bernard.

Bryan Singer will direct Jack the Giant Killer from a script by Christopher McQuarrie, Mark Bomback, and Darren Lemke, with David Dobkin and Neal H. Moritz producing. The story centers on young Jack, who inadvertently breaks a longstanding peace between the humans and giants when he pursues a princess who was kidnapped by a giant.

Jack the Giant Killer will start shooting in March, on location in London.

Jack the Giant Slayer was released March 1st, 2013.

Sources:Deadline

Best of the Web

2 comments

Want to join the discussion?

Facebook Twitter
  • cripple • 4 years ago

    Good choice. Hoult was very good on the UK Skins, I'm glad he is getting bigger roles.

    reply

    • narzion • 4 years ago

      this movie should be OK, Bryan Singer is not one of the best directors in the world but he is good and i am looking forward to this

      reply

      Popular Stories

      Transformers 5: What We Know

      Transformers 5: What We Know

      Paramount is planning a huge shared universe for ‘Transformers’, with ‘Transformers 5’ set to kick things in motion.

      By B. Alan Orange | 6 days ago

      6.9k Shares6 Comments

      First ‘X-Files’ Revival Photos Arrive

      First ‘X-Files’ Revival Photos Arrive

      Get your first look at Joel McHale and Annet Mahendru from the set of Fox's ‘X-Files’ revival, along with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.

      By Brian Gallagher | 6 days ago

      240 Shares6 Comments

      Latest Headlines

      ‘Agent Carter’ Season 2 Comic Con Poster

      ‘Agent Carter’ Season 2 Comic Con Poster

      Peggy Carter heads to Hollywood in the Comic-Con poster for Season 2 of ABC's ‘Agent Carter’, returning in midseason early next year.

      By Brian Gallagher | 7 hours ago

      23 Shares0 Comments

      More Marvel One-Shots Will Happen When It's Time

      More Marvel One-Shots Will Happen When It's Time

      Marvel president Kevin Feige teases that there is a backlog of ideas for future One-Shot shorts, but the opportunity to make them has not arose.

      By Brian Gallagher | 8 hours ago

      19 Shares0 Comments

      Around the Web

      Popular Movies