Hobbit Casting Gossip Increases..
The Hobbit really is the news story that keeps giving isn’t it? And the rumour mill is starting to work over-time in the wake of the news that Peter Jackson has finally been given the go-ahead to make the Rings prequel into two films.
Martin Freeman has been mentioned consistently in any conversations about who is set to play main protagonist Bilbo Baggins, and the Sherlock actor is on the verge of being confirmed as Frodo’s uncle according to Deadline.
James Nesbitt is a relatively new name in the fray though, and Twitter (or rather some influential people on it) have been speculating that he is set to take the role of Bofur, a dwarf who accompanies Bilbo on his mission to half-inch Smaug’s stash of treasure.
Other names flying around are that of David Tennant, who is being linked with an unnamed role and Michael Fassbender is also believed to be on Jackson’s hitlist. A role in The Hobbit would be welcomed by Tennant who is surely keen to hit the big time again after his performances as Doctor Who. His role in Single Father will surely see him in the running for a BAFTA though.
Sir Ian McKellan and Andy Serkis will almost certainly reprise their roles as Gandalf and Gollum.