Director Bryan Singer is putting the final casting pieces into place in his epic adventure story Jack the Giant Killer. Deadline reports that British actress Eleanor Tomlinson (Alice in Wonderland) has landed the female lead in the flick, opposite Nicholas Hoult who stars as the titular Jack. Tomlinson will play the princess who gets kidnapped by the giants, spurring Jack into action to rescue her from the land of the giants.
In addition to Hoult and Tomlinson, Ewan McGregor joined the cast last week, while Stanley Tucci is signed to star as the villain and Bill Nighy and John Kassir take on the role of the two-headed leader of the giants. Singer took his time in casting the lead roles in this film, testing a number of actors and actresses for the parts. Filming is set to begin this month in London.