ONTD points us to the IMDb news that the actor both Peter Jackson and Guillermo Del Toro were “thinking of” is none other than AD heart throb James McAvoy:
“A number of names have been doing the rounds, including Daniel Radcliffe and Jack Black, but James (McAvoy) is the one the film’s bosses really want.They’re expected to have talks soon so hopefully it could be confirmed in the not too distant future.”
The Hot One would be perfect for it if not for this.
Yes, this would make him a HUGE star but it would come at a cost. He may be forever The Hobbit and unable to shake it. Yes, it would be the chance of a lifetime to work with Mr. Del Toro but I’m not sure I would advise him to take this. Then again, what do I know? Nothing, that’s what. I’m sure Mr. McAvoy knows better what is right for him and what isn’t.