Ex 'Doctor Who' Sylvester McCoy is said to be in talks for a part in Peter Jackson's upcoming 'Hobbit' movies. The 67 year old Scottish actor who played the popular timelord from 1987-89 told the Argyllshire Standard that he was in contention with one other actor for an important role in the 2 part fantasy epic.
“I am being cast in The Hobbit,” he said. “We’re currently in negotiations – there are two of us under consideration. It’s not the Bilbo role, but could be bigger.”
Lord of the Rings fansite The One Ring.Net is suggesting the role McCoy is likely to be cast in is that of the the wizard Radagast the Brown.
In the meantime the troubled 2 part movies are still yet to get the full greenlight with studio MGM stworking to sort out a takeover. Director Peter Jackson is touted to take over the vacant directorial role left by Guilermo Del Toro.