Ian McShane climbs aboard 'Jack the Giant Killer'
Wednesday 23 March 2011
Ian McShane, who plays Blackbeard in the upcoming
Pirates of the Caribbean movie, joins the cast of
Jack the Giant Killer, a modernized retelling of the Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale. It also stars Ewan McGregor (
The Ghost Writer) and Stanley Tucci (
The Lovely Bones).
The action fantasy-adventure will be directed by Bryan Singer (
Valkyrie, X-Men, The Usual Suspects), and also features Nicholas Hoult (
Clash of the Titans, A Single Man) in the title role as Jack and Bill Nighy (
Harry Potter) as the two-headed leader of the giants.
The story is about a farm boy who sets out to free a princess taken hostage by a giant, threatening the shaky peace between humans and giants.
McShane will play the King, not pleased with his daughter's choice of Jack, and Tucci portrays the King's villainous adviser.
The film is schedule for release in 2012.
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