Bryan Singer testing actors for Jack The Giant Killer

Aaron Johnson still in the running

Aaron Johnson

Bryan Singer’s Jack The Giant Killer has been subject to numerous delays this year, but the director is finally meeting with actors for his fairytale epic.

The X-Men helmer has invited three young actors to come in and audition for the title role of hero Jack, including Kick-Ass’ Aaron Johnson, A Single Man’s Nicholas Hoult, and stage actor Aneurin Barnard.

The first two definitely have the action credits for such a part, Johnson having proved his mettle in Kick-Ass, while Hoult’s faced Medusa in Clash Of The Titans. The latter could earn more favour with Singer, though, considering he’s currently starring in X-Men: First Class.

Meanwhile, actresses are being lined up for the part of the princess who Jack rescues from giants, with Lily Collins (The Blind Side), Adelaide Kane and Juno Temple (Greenberg) all scheduled for London-based screen tests in the coming weeks.

Considering Singer’s previous knack for putting together a stellar cast (see X-Men and The Usual Suspects), we’re sure he’ll come up with some interesting choices for Jack.

Shooting on Jack The Giant Killer commences in March.

Who are your favourites for the lead roles? Tell us below..


    • Gorty

      Dec 1st 2010, 11:33

      What about his Battlestar Galactica movie that he's supposedly planing?

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    • MagneticEye84

      Dec 5th 2010, 23:05

      Bryan Singer is possibly one of the worst directors ever. He is extremely over rated. I don't know why people rave about him. He should be kept as far away from super hero movies as possible. He has absolutely NO respect for the ORIGINAL mainstream source material and holds nothing but contempt for the fans by introducing his own convoluted ideas. Typical signs of an arrogant egotistical (so called) film maker. The ONLY thing his counterfeit version of the X-Men has in common with the X-Men books is the title alone. They are but a pale and vague representation which bear little resemblance to the characters I know and love. He along with Fox Abattoirs single-handedly DISTORTED the X-Men to be NOTHING like their comic book counterparts. Costumes were messed up, character traits were either tampered with or ignored, ages of various X-Men were all mixed up and the overall MARVEL continuity totally SCREWED UP. Also the misguided notion that the X-Men serve as a metaphor for how gays are marginalised is a joke. I have almost acquired the entire run of X-Men comic books from the 60's, 70's, 80's right through to the mid 90's and there is no mention or depiction of that metaphor. It is a recent addition. See Wikipedia. Uncanny X-Men writer Chris Claremont said it best in 1981: "The X-Men are hated, feared and despised collectively by humanity for no other reason than that they are mutants. So what we have here, intended or not, is a book that is about racism, bigotry and prejudice." Therefore the X-Men is for ALL people who at some stage in their life have felt marginalised and not just for minority groups to HIJACK. Let's keep it in perspective please.

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