James McAvoy as Bilbo Baggins?

Posted May 29, 2008 7:15 am by fantasia_kitty

According to the website My Park Magazine, James McAvoy is set to play Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit. Film bosses are rumoured to be close to signing McAvoy — who played the faun Mr. Tumnus in The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe — to play the fantasy hero in the big screen adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s book. Director Guillermo del Toro has refused to comment on the rumours, only saying: “I can tell you it’s down to a few names that we all agree upon. For our first choice we all said the same name, it was completely magical.” Read the full story here.