Ewan McGregor is in negotiations to join the cast of Bryan Singer’s “Jack the Giant Killer” for New Line and Legendary Pictures reports Heat Vision.
This re-telling of the Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale follows a farm boy (Nicholas Hoult) who leads an expedition to free a princess taken hostage by a giant, a situation which threatens the uneasy truce between humans and giants.
McGregor would play the leader of the king’s elite guard, who helps fight giants. Stanley Tucci, Bill Nighy and John Kassir also star.
The role of the princess has yet to be cast with Adelaide Kane and Eleanor Tomlinson said to be the favorites. Shooting kicks off late March in London.