Following on the heels of his soon to be co-stars Bill Nighy and Stanley Tucci, things are getting very interesting our own Nicholas Hoult who is working out a deal to sign in Bryan Singer’s Jack The Giant Killer. This confirms the story we ran in December last year putting Hoult fellow Brit Aaron Johnson in the frame.

Hoult was glimpsed last night in the X-Men: First Class trailer in his Beastly guise and readers of the site will know that I was a big fan of the man in Tom Ford’s A Single Man opposite Colin Firth. Roles in the aforementioned X-Men film and Mad Max: Fury Road are in his future but the leading role in Singer’s film is his most visible role so far.

The film is Singer’s take on the tale which has his roots in British folklore and was previously made in 1962 by Nathan Juran with Kerwin Mathews in the lead role, facing off against Ray Harryhausen’s monsters. Let’s hope it fairs better than Hoult’s last dalliance in the world of myth, where Titans Clashed and appalled cinema goers.