Ian McKellen [Gandalf] stated last week he was reprising his role for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit and that the production is targeting a January start. Today The Noldor Blog posted a scan of a casting call for “short and tall people” to serve as “Scale Doubles” for the film.
The ad comes from the Dominion Post newspaper. Although this is a doubles casting it appears the production is on track for January. MGM will be expected to announce information on their financial situation soon.
Scottish actor Sylvester McCoy [Doctor Who] previously revealed to the Argyllshire Standard that he is currently in talks to join The Hobbit and is widely tipped to play Radagast the Brown.