Deadwood's Ian McShane has joined the cast of Bryan Singer's upcoming 3D film, Jack the Giant Killer. He will be taking on the role of the King and the Princess' father King Brahmwell, who isn't too thrilled about a union between his daughter and a farmer boy.
He join's Nicolas Hoult who has taken the title role of the film Jack, a farmer who leads an expedition into the giants' kingdom to rescue a kidnapped princess. Eleanor Tomlinson plays the princess who runs away from the kingdom and is kidnapped by the giants. Before that happens, she runs into Jack, the son of a farmer and makes a strong enough impression that he leads a mission into the land of the giants to get her back.
Ewan McGregor will play the leader of the king’s elite guard, who helps fight giants. Stanley Tucci plays Roderick, the king's adviser and villain of the story. His character has plans of taking over Cloister. Bill Nighy and John Kassir will play a two-headed giant named Fallon who is the leader of the giants.
Mark Bomback, Darren Lemke and Christopher McQuarrie wrote the script, which is said to "be an adult look at the Jack and the Beanstalk legend.”
I'm really looking forward to seeing what Singer has envisioned for this story. McShane will next be seen playing Blackbeard the Pirate in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.