Stanley Tucci Set for Jack the Giant Killer

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Stanley Tucci, Bill Nighy and John Kassir have all joined the cast of Bryan Singer’s upcoming Jack the Giant Killer, the studio confirmed today.

The project, a fantasy drama that re-teams Singer with The Usual Suspects and Valkyrie screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie, is said to take an adult look at the “Jack and the Beanstalk” legend. When a princess is kidnapped, a long-standing peace between men and giants becomes threatened, and a young farmer is given an opportunity to lead a dangerous expedition to the giant kingdom to rescue her.

Tucci will play a ruthless advisor to the king and Nighy and Kassir two halves of a two-headed giant.

The leading role has yet to be announced, but official word should arrive soon as the project is expected to go into production shortly.