Director Bryan Singer
Writers Darren Lemke
Christopher McQuarrie
Dan Studney
David Dobkin (story)
Producers Neal H. Moritz
David Dobkin
Bryan Singer
Patrick McCormick
Ori Marmur
Starring Nicholas Hoult
Eleanor Tomlinson
Ewan McGregor
Stanley Tucci
Ian McShane
Bill Nighy
Music John Ottman
Cinematography Newton Thomas Sigel
Editors John Ottman
Bob Ducsay
Distributor Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date March 1, 2013 (United States)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $195 million
Box office $197,687,603 (worldwide)

Jack the Giant Slayer is a 2013 heroic fantasy adventure film based on the fairy tales "Jack the Giant Slayer" and "Jack and the Beanstalk". It was directed by Bryan Singer, with a screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie, Darren Lemke and Dan Studney. It stars Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci and Ian McShane.



  • Nicholas Hoult as Jack
  • Eleanor Tomlinson as Isabelle
  • Ewan McGregor as Elmont
  • Stanley Tucci as Roderick
  • Eddie Marsan as Crawe
  • Ewen Bremner as Wicke
  • Ian McShane as King Brahmwell
  • Christopher Fairbank as Uncle
  • Warwick Davis as Old Hamm
  • Bill Nighy as General Fallon
  • John Kassir as General Fallon's Small Head
  • Cornell John as Fee
  • Michael Self as Young Jack
  • Tim Foley as Jack's Father
  • Sydney Rawson as Young Isabelle


The film received mixed response from critics. The film has a rating of 51% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The film earned a total of $65,187,603 in North America, and $197,687,603 worldwide, against a $195 million budget.


  • Stanley Tucci is the only non-British cast member.
  • Eleanor Tomlinson based her character on Sigourney Weaver's character, Ripley, in Aliens.
  • Jamie Campbell-Bower was considered for the role of Jack, but was unable to audition due to a broken ankle injury.
  • Adelaide Kane, Lily Collins and Juno Temple auditioned for the role of Isabelle.
  • Alex Pettyfer, Aaron Johnson and Aneurin Barnard were considered for the role of Jack.
  • General Fallon addresses his four generals as Fee, Fye, Fo and Fum. Together, these names are what the giant says in the original "Jack and the Beanstalk" story.

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