|paolo roversi/vogue italia via virtue or vanity|
Gemma Ward turns 23 today. As a birthday present, could she have been cast in yet another US blockbuster? Ward recently shot scenes for Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides, in which she plays a mermaid. Now her IMDB [Internet Movie Database] listing is listing her as a potential cast member of New Line's Jack the Giant Killer, which is to be directed by Bryan Singer and is scheduled to start shooting in the northern spring. A remake of the 1962 film of the same name, Jack the Giant Killer recounts the story of a boy who rescues a princess from evil sorcerers. Ward would of course make a fabulous fairytale princess. But given that at least three names are still being mooted for the lead male role - Alex Pettyfer, Aaron Johnson and Max Irons - it sounds like not a great deal is nailed down. Ward also recently auditioned for Max Mad 4: Fury Road, however so far not much appears to have come from that. Frockwriter has attempted to reach Ward’s LA management, with as yet no luck. In the meantime, many happy returns.