Rumors that Tobey could play the character of Bilbo first surfaced last month, but he dispelled them at the time — though he admitted he would be interested if he were approached.
“I have not met or spoken to the director Guillermo del Toro or the producer Peter Jackson or anybody. Nobody has given me a script or approached me about it,” he said.
“I love Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson and I certainly wouldn’t take myself out of the conversation.”
Filming for The Hobbit begins this summer, and it will be split into two movies, set for release in 2011 and 2012.
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* * *Source: TORN.net