Thursday, February 9, 2012

Billy Connolly Joins 'The Hobbit'

Legendary comedian Billy Connolly is joining the cast of 'The Hobbit'.

The announcement was made by director Peter Jackson, who is currently in production on 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' and 'The Hobbit: There and Back Again,' with the films shooting back-to-back in New Zealand.

Connolly will play Dain Ironfoot, a great dwarf warrior and cousin of Thorin Oakenshield. Peter Jackson welcomed the news of Connolly to Middle-earth: "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.