Thursday, February 9, 2012

NEWS: Billy Connolly Joins Cast Of The Hobbit

The World's Greatest Stand-Up Comic (fact), Billy Connolly, is set to join the cast of the upcoming two-movie adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit.

Connolly has signed-on to play the role of Dain Ironfoot, cousin to the leader of the Dwarven hero Thorin Oakenshield.

Peter Jackson commented on the casting: "We could not think of a more fitting actor to play Dain Ironfoot, the staunchest and toughest of Dwarves, than Billy Connolly, the Big Yin himself. With Billy stepping into this role, the cast of The Hobbit is now complete.''

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is scheduled for a December release, with the second part, There And Back Again, arriving in theatres the following year.

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