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Nicholas Hoult will be killing giants for Bryan Singer

Feb. 11, 2011by: Paul Tassi

It's been one of the most sought after roles for young actors in Hollywood the past few months, but someone seems to have finally snagged the part. I'm not sure what's so special about Bryan Singer's JACK THE GIANT KILLER, but it is the must-have, non-superhero part of the year and Nicholas Hoult should be pleased he's been extended the offer.

Think you recognize him? Well you do, as he's the kid Hugh Grant mentored in ABOUT A BOY. But that was years ago, and he's grown up in a 6'3" 21 year old, who recently starred in the original UK version of Skins, which has recently been adapted into a shittier MTV show.

What's all this about giant killing? Well, it's not a metaphor as it's literally a new take on the Jack and the Beanstalk tale. From Deadline:

"Scripted by Christopher McQuarrie, Mark Bomback and Darren Lemke, Jack the Giant Killer is a scary revisionist take on the Jack and the Beanstalk mythology and Hoult will play a farmer who leads an expedition into the giants' kingdom to rescue a kidnapped princess. Bill Nighy, Stanley Tucci and John Kassir were recently cast."

Again, not sure why this role has been buzzed about to this degree (is Singer that big of a draw these days?), but it's a big break for the kid, and I'll look forward to understanding more about this project in the future.

Extra Tidbit: Hoult is also Beast in FIRST CLASS.
Source: Deadline

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8:36PM on 02/12/2011
Not sure about Hoult, but I trust Bryan Singer for now. Hoult was also in Clash of the Titans.
Not sure about Hoult, but I trust Bryan Singer for now. Hoult was also in Clash of the Titans.
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5:15PM on 02/11/2011

Singer Singer, he's our man!

I would guess Singer IS that big of a draw. I've at least enjoyed (if not loved) every film Singer has done. I still don't understand all the vitriol for the Superman film (and I know I'm not alone there). Any project he's attached to triples my interest quotient in said project...much like I feel about JJ Abrams right now. He hasn't let me down yet.
I would guess Singer IS that big of a draw. I've at least enjoyed (if not loved) every film Singer has done. I still don't understand all the vitriol for the Superman film (and I know I'm not alone there). Any project he's attached to triples my interest quotient in said project...much like I feel about JJ Abrams right now. He hasn't let me down yet.
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4:45PM on 02/11/2011

I guess its because.

Another fairy tale revisioned. Thats why this is a big deal i guess that and the script was written by Christopher McQuarrie and is to be directed by Bryan Singer.
Another fairy tale revisioned. Thats why this is a big deal i guess that and the script was written by Christopher McQuarrie and is to be directed by Bryan Singer.
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2:27PM on 02/11/2011

Bed Notches & Broomsticks

No, Singer is not a draw. The director of "Miss Congeniality" could have made a better "Superman". Bryan, stop casting based on who you want the next notch in your bed post to be.
No, Singer is not a draw. The director of "Miss Congeniality" could have made a better "Superman". Bryan, stop casting based on who you want the next notch in your bed post to be.
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9:29AM on 02/12/2011
Harumph!
Harumph!
12:15PM on 02/11/2011

i'm sorry

but that picture screams gay. but i'm sure this will turn out to be an excellent film.
but that picture screams gay. but i'm sure this will turn out to be an excellent film.
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1:38PM on 02/11/2011
Why would Singer pick someone . . . never mind . . .
Why would Singer pick someone . . . never mind . . .
3:47PM on 02/11/2011
Hoult has claimed that he's not... but.. ya' never now. He was the object of Colin Firth's desires in A Single Man.
Hoult has claimed that he's not... but.. ya' never now. He was the object of Colin Firth's desires in A Single Man.
6:20PM on 02/11/2011
What is wrong with being gay?
The kid is a good actor, and has stated he wasn't gay. But even if he was, what is the big deal? All that matters is if he can act.
What is wrong with being gay?
The kid is a good actor, and has stated he wasn't gay. But even if he was, what is the big deal? All that matters is if he can act.
9:42PM on 02/13/2011
Nothing is wrong with it. He's a hottie and he can act.
Nothing is wrong with it. He's a hottie and he can act.
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