Heat Vision | THR is reporting that Ewan McGregor is in final negotiations to join Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Killer.
The project, shaping up to be one of New Line’s biggest to date, is a retelling of the Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale centering on a farm boy who leads an expedition to free a princess taken hostage by a giant, a situation which threatens the uneasy peace between humans and giants.
If cast, McGregor would join Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci, Bill Nighy and John Kassir. The actor will play the leader of the king’s elite guard. The other major role yet to be cast is the princess. THR reports that Adelaide Kane and Eleanor Tomlinson are in contention for that role.