Eleanor Tomlinson has joined the cast of Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Killer as the female lead, New Line Cinema has confirmed to ComingSoon.net.
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 (Tomlinson) 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.
Tomlinson has, so far, only appeared in supporting roles in films like The Illusionist, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging and Alice in Wonderland.
The cast already includes Nicholas Hoult in the title role with Bill Nighy, Stanley Tucci and John Kassir co-starring. Ewan McGregor, as of last week was still in negotiations, but is likely to be finalized soon, rounding out the full cast.