Bryan Singer talks Jack and X-Men star Nicholas Hoult

Bryan Singer has spoken exclusively to Total Film about casting X-Men: First Class star Nicholas Hoult in upcoming fantasy adventure, Jack the Giant Killer .

The Brit actor, who plays Beast in X-Men: First Class , recently bested stiff competition to be cast in the coveted lead role of the mo-cop fairy tale.

On Hoult's appeal, Singer told us: “He’s a really fine actor, and he also has a charm and an innocence that I noticed when we cast him as Beast.

“He needed those qualities because in X-Men he’s this excitable scientist who’s going through a transformation, and in Jack he’s a lovestruck farmboy who also transforms in the movie.

“He falls for a princess and then goes off to rescue her. It’s a very traditional fairytale.”

Jack the Giant Killer will open in summer 2012.

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