Being as The Hobbit pretty much contains every British actor that’s even been near a screen, Billy Connolly must have been beginning to feel left out. Well, he can stop sobbing himself to sleep at night as Peter Jackson released a statement to Heat Vision Blog ,
“We could not think of a more fitting actor to play Dain Ironfoot, the staunchest and toughest of Dwarves, than Billy Connelly (sic), the Big Yin himself,” he said, “With Billy stepping into this role, the cast of The Hobbit is now complete. We can’t wait to see him on the battlefield!”
Hmm, well, it seems Jackson was so keen that he couldn’t remember how to spell the Scottish funny man’s name…
Either way, the first film will be out on December 14th this year.