Ewan McGregor to Join Jack the Giant Killer


Ewan McGregor is in talks to join the cast of Jack the Giant Killer, a darkly comic retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk. In the Killer version, Jack is a farm boy who leads an expedition to release a princess taken hostage by a giant. His actions ignite a battle between the humans and the extra-larges. Stanley Tucci has signed on to play the film's villain, and Bill Nighy and John Kassir will play the two-headed giant ruler. McGregor's up for a part as a good guy—the leader of the kings guard, who helps fight against giants. The role of the princess has yet to be cast, though producers are considering Eleanor Tomlinson, who appeared in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. [THR]