Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Stanley Tucci Set for Villain in 'Jack the Giant Killer'

Okay, this one has me a little excited even if the movie itself still has me a little wary. (That's not saying much, my status with all of Hollywood's offerings is 'wary.') I've been a Stanley Tucci fan since Undercover Blues actually. Yes, I have my own personal campy favorites among which this is numbered. And it was inspired by The Thin Man which is a favorite, but not campy. And he's been impressing me in countless roles ever since that unusual introduction.

From Stanley Tucci Set for Villain in 'Jack the Giant Killer' by Borys Kit:

Jack the Giant Killer may still be searching for its lead actor, but New Line and Legendary’s Bryan Singer action fantasy is stomping ahead, casting key roles including the villain.

The script -- the most recent one is by Christopher McQuarrie -- is set in motion when a princess is kidnapped, threatening the long-standing peace between humans and giants. A young farmer is then forced to lead a rescue mission to the giants' kingdom.

Stanley Tucci is playing the villain, an advisor to the king with designs on usurping power.

Bill Nighy and John Kassir will play Fallon, the two-headed leader of the giants; Nighy gets to play the big head while Kassir the small.

On the lead side, Singer has been testing actors since December and sources say Nicholas Hoult is one of the front-runners of the part.

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