With filming expected to begin in around 4 months it’s about time we got some casting news for The Hobbit, even if it just a rumour. According to an AICN scooper Brian Cox (X-Men 2, Troy) is apparently being considered to play one of the 13 dwarves that appear in the film. The scooper says he doesn’t know if the casting is a lock, or whether Guillermo Del Toro and Peter Jackson are just interested in getting the actor on-board.
If this turns out to be true then i’ll be very happy. Brian Cox is a great actor and he’s also a Scot, which will suit Gimli’s race well. Out of all the dwarves he will most likely play either Thorin Oakenshield or Balin, as they have more prominent roles.
While on the topic of dwarf casting I hope they give Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges, Mad-Eye Moody in Harry Potter) a role. Are there any actors you could see playing a dwarf in The Hobbit?