Ian McShane Joins “Jack the Giant Killer”

Acting legend Ian McShane (“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” “Deadwood”) is set to join Bryan Singer’s “Jack the Giant Killer” for New Line reports the trades.

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.

McShane will play King Brahmwell, the father of a kidnapped princess (Eleanor Tomlinson) who is not thrilled about the idea of his daughter marrying a farmer boy.

Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Bill Nighy and John Kassir also star in the project.