James McAvoy as Bilbo Baggins?

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.