Stanley Tucci Joins “Giant Killer”

Stanley Tucci is set to play the villain in Bryan Singer’s action fantasy “Jack the Giant Killer” for New Line and Legendary Pictures says Heat Vision.

Christopher McQuarrie (“The Usual Suspects”) penned the script in which a princess is kidnapped, threatening the long-standing peace between humans and giants. A young farmer is then forced to lead a rescue mission to the giants’ kingdom.

Tucci would play an advisor to the king with designs on usurping power. Bill Nighy and John Kassir have been cast as Fallon, the two-headed leader of the giants. Nighy gets to play the bigger of the two heads.

Nicholas Hoult remains the front runner for the role of Jack.