Stanley Tucci, Bill Nighy Cast in ‘Jack the Giant Killer’

Tucci will play the giant leader Fallon in New Line's Bryan Singer-directed “Beanstalk” twist

Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci and Bill Nighy will star in "Jack the Giant Killer," director Bryan Singer's version of the "Jack and the Beanstalk" myth, TheWrap has learned.

Tucci will play Roderick, the villain of the story and an adviser to the king. The character has plans of taking over Cloister.

Nighy will play Fallon, the leader of the giants. Fallon is two-headed, and will be half-played played by John Kassir.

It has previously been reported that Singer is considering "Kick-Ass" star Aaron Johnson for the title role. That role has not yet been cast.

Mark Bomback, Darren Lemke and Christopher McQuarrie are the writers. David Dobkin and Neal H. Moritz are producers.

"Jack the Giant Killer"is a New Line, Legendary and Warner Bros. movie and scheduled to begin filming in March in London.

In the movie, a long-standing peace between humans and giants is threatened when a young farmer tries to rescue a princess who has been kidnapped and taken to the giants' kingdom. 

Tucci was nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of George Harvey in 2009's "The Lovely Bones."