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Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci talk about 'Jack the Giant Slayer'

Ed Symkus

Your standard fantasy tale has a brave hero and an evil villain at its core, as does “Jack the Giant Slayer,” a hipper-than-usual version of “Jack and the Beanstalk.” You know the story. Young Jack (Nicholas Hoult) climbs the stalk and does battle with, in this case, General Fallon (voice and motion capture performance by Bill Nighy). But there’s an extra surprise or two in “Jack the Giant Slayer.” We get a supporting hero and villain: the dashing Elmont (Ewan McGregor) and the malevolent Roderick (Stanley Tucci). McGregor and Tucci recently chatted about the film and their careers at Hampton Court Palace, just outside of London. The interview took place in Anne Boleyn’s sitting room.