With the premier of “Jack the Giant Slayer” in theaters on Fri., March 2, young actor Nicholas Hoult will have two films on the big screen vying for viewers’ attention. His role as the zombie, R, has been drawing fans of the zombie apocalypse in “Warm Bodies” to theaters since that film opened at the beginning of February. His new role of Jack has him fighting a war of a different sort opposite leading lady Elinor Tomlinson.
“Jack the Giant Slayer” is based on a fairy tale that first appeared in the Brothers Grimm collection of stories and folk tales. In this film version, Jack is a lowly farmhand who accidentally opens a doorway between the human world and world where giants live. Because of his actions, he must rescue a princess who he falls in love with. Unbeknownst to Jack, the legends he heard as a boy about an ancient war with the Giants, isn’t legend. And know he finds himself in the middle of it, fighting to save the princess, the kingdom and the only life he has ever known.
Nicholas Hoult got his film debut opposite Hugh Grant in “About a Boy” in 2002. Since that time he has appeared in “Clash of the Titans,” “X-Men: First Class” and several television shows. In addition to “Warm Bodies” and “Jack the Giant Slayer,” Hoult is also in the upcoming films “Mad Max:Fury Road,” “Young Ones” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”
Also starring in this fairy tale fantasy adventure film opposite Nicholas Hoult and Elinor Tomlinson are film stars Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci and Ian McShane. The film is rated PG-13 for intense scenes of fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief language. It can be seen in Humboldt County at Fortuna Theatre, Broadway Cinema and Mill Creek Cinema.
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