By Thomas Leupp, Hollywood.com Staff
Scotsman 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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