Live-Action Beanstalk in the Works

Katey Sagal, Wallace Shawn, Gilbert Gottfried and Chevy Chase are starring with Christopher Lloyd in the fairy tale feature Jack and the Beanstalk, says The Hollywood Reporter.

James Earl Jones is in negotiations to voice the role of the Giant in Gary J. Tunnicliffe’s comic, family-friendly take on the tale from Avalon Family Films. Sagal will play the concerned mother of Jack (Colin Ford), Shawn will play the pawnbroker who sells Jack his magic beans and Gottfried will play a goose that lays golden eggs.

Chase has a cameo as the keeper of a labyrinth Jack must traverse to meet the giant. Veteran character actor Daniel Roebuck will play the mayor of Jack’s hometown.

The live-action film is produced by Gary DePew, who was a line producer on Tunnicliffe’s Warner Bros. Pictures release Hansel & Gretel, which starred Dakota Fanning and Lynn Redgrave. He has produced such films as Children of the Corn III and Children of the Corn IV and The Hard Truth.

The film recently began production in Los Angeles.


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