Billy Connolly to Play Dain Ironfoot in ‘The Hobbit’

3558007.jpgScotsman Billy Connolly has joined the cast of The Hobbit, THR reports. The prolific character actor and comedian will play Dain Ironfoot, a “great dwarf warrior and cousin of Thorin Oakenshield,” (the Thorin Oakenshield?!? Whoa!) in Peter Jackson‘s two-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved novel, which is slated to unveil its first chapter, An Unexpected Journey, in theaters December 14. In a statement to the Reporter, Jackson said the addition of Connolly signaled that “the cast of The Hobbit is now complete.” The hype, however, has only just begun.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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