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Ian McShane signs on to Jack The Giant Killer

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Fans of Lovejoy know that Ian McShane has always been awesome. But Hollywood is only just discovering his genius.

After having landed the big bad role of Blackbeard in the upcoming fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, McShane has now joined the cast of Jack the Giant Killer.

Starring fellow Brit Nicholas Hoult as the titular Jack, the film follows his expedition to save a princess (Eleanor Tomlinson) who’s been kidnapped by a giant.

McShane has signed up to play the role of King Brahmwell, the princess’ disapproving father. We bet he’ll pair his crown with a swagger worthy of any true thesp.

Stanley Tucci will play the king’s scheming adviser, while Ewan McGregor is currently in talks to play the king’s guard.

Which is all making Bryan Singer’s next film sound fantastic – if only in the casting department so far. This is definitely one to keep a beady eye on.