Appealing young English actress Eleanor Tomlinson enjoyed several flirtations with major international stardom during her brief career, thanks to a starring role in "Jack the Giant Slayer" (2013) and...
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Ian McShane has got his sights set on another adventure. McShane is the latest addition to the cast of the Bryan Singer, darkly envisioned version of Jack and The Beanstalk, more appropriately titled Jack The Giant Killer. The actor joins the long list of actors already claimed by the Giant, including Nicholas Hoult as Jack, Stanley Tucci as a villain, Eleanor Tomlinson as the princess, and Bill Nighy, Ewan McGregor and John Kassir as well.
The Englishman will take on the role of the fair princess' father, King Brahmwell, who of course disapproves of her interest in a mere farm boy, Jack. Talk about a terrifying father-in-law. I doubt anyone would think twice about crossing an angry Ian McShane. I guess this will only add to the ways Jack has to buck up his bravery in this Singer adaptation.
Jack the Giant Killer already has an incredible cast lined up with Bill Nighy, Stanley Tucci and John Kassir locked and Ewan McGregor expected to close his deal later this week. And those are just the supporting roles. Jack himself will be played by Nicolaus Hoult, Tony from the original Skins. All in all, not too shabby. However, director Bryan Singer still needed a princess for Jack to race up the beanstalk for and as of today he's found his girl: Eleanor Tomlinson.
You’ve probably seen her in a few supporting roles throughout the years. She made an appearance in last year’s Alice in Wonderland and was also in the movie with the most confusing title ever Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging. Bit parts in huge movies and bigger parts in movies with wacky titles aren't enough to impress me, but then I learned that she was in The Sarah Jane Adventures and even the most arbitrary connection to Doctor Who is enough to get in my good graces. So Eleanor Tomlinson is going to kick all kinds of ass in this movie and I will fight* you if you say otherwise.
*by fight I mean offer reasonable discourse and debate.
Source: New Line Cinema
Scores first movie hit with "Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging"
First feature appearance in "The Illusionist"
Minor role in "Alice in Wonderland"
Appealing young English actress Eleanor Tomlinson enjoyed several flirtations with major international stardom during her brief career, thanks to a starring role in "Jack the Giant Slayer" (2013) and a supporting turn in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" (2010). However, she appeared to fare best in television dramas like "The White Queen" (BBC One, 2013- ). Tomlinson began appearing on screen in her early teens, most notably in "The Illusionist" (2006). Her c.v. soon grew exponentially with "Alice" and numerous television roles, culminating with the special effects extravaganza of "Jack the Giant Slayer." Although the film failed to live up to its hype, Tomlinson rebounded with a dramatic turn in "The White Queen," as well as a choice role in "Death Comes to Pemberley" (BBC One, 2013), a new drama inspired by <i>Pride and Prejudice</i>. Though still quite young, Tomlinson displayed a versatility and resilience that earmarked her as a star in the making.