Two highly esteemed actors have joined the cast of director Bryan Singer’s (X-Men, X2) fantasy tale Jack the Giant Killer. Stanley Tucci is set to play the villain of the film, Roderick, while Bill Nighy will portray Fallon, the leader of the giants. The film is a darker re-telling of the classic “Jack and the Beanstalk” fairy tale, with Jack going after the princess who has been kidnapped and taken to the giants’ kingdom. No actor is currently attached to play the title role of Jack, but Kick-Ass star has been an early favorite and recently screen tested for the film.
The Wrap reports that Tucci’s character is an advisor to the king in the film and has plans of taking over Clositer. Nighy’s character of Fallon is two-headed, with the other head being played by John Kassir (the voice of the Cryptkeeper in the Tales from the Crypt series). When Steve recently sat down with producer Neal Moritz, he stated that filming on Jack was set to begin in March, so expect more casting news very soon as the production start-date nears.