Surely you’ve heard that “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien is being made into movie.
Then, there was all that hullabaloo about who’d be the director. (Peter Jackson, the man who brought us “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, was rumored at some point. The job has since gone to “Pan’s Labyrinth” director, Guillermo del Toro.)
Now, for more important matters: “The Hobbit” casting.
Daniel Radcliffe (“Harry Potter”), David Tennant (“Dr. Who”) and James McAvoy (“Atonement”) are all said to be up for the part. Radcliffe’s too young for the role and I’m sorry, but David who?
My vote goes to McAvoy, who has proved, time and time again, that he is a talented actor. He’s done action scenes in “Wanted” and dramatic roles in practically every movie he’s been in, including “The Last King of Scotland.” We also know he can handle the make-up as he did in “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.”
Casting McAvoy would almost make up for his Oscar snubs – almost.