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Meet Bilbo Baggins! (Hopefully!)

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There has been all kinds of set backs with this movie, but for this guy's sake, we hope they work this one out.

Meet Martin Freeman. You probably know him best as Tim from the original U.K. version of The Office. Anywhoos, Martin was approached by New Line and MGM, who are backing the new Hobbit movie, to star as the iconic Bilbo Baggins character. It's an offer no one would want to refuse, considering, as we hear it, it was a seven-figure offer.

But alas, Martin had to decline, as his schedule wouldn't allow it, as he is currently committed to shooting the new BBC series, Sherlock. However, we're hearing that the studio is desperate to nab him and they are working on a new shooting schedule that would be more accommodating for Martin.

A lot of work and money is going in to get this guy. Let's hope it works! We think he would be great!

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14 comments to “Meet Bilbo Baggins! (Hopefully!)”

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    soooo excited that martin is doing another series of sherlock! now that's a genius show!!!! plus how can you resist a lead with the name "benedict cumberbatch"?

  3. 3

    I like, I think he fits well as Bilbo.. Just hope they hurry up with the damn movie! It's taking agesssss

  4. 4

    He was also in Love Actually as the porn stand-in…so cute!

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    Meet? Bitch please! And you all yourself an anglophile.

  7. ohkay says – reply to this


    Martin is brilliant, I hope they get him in it :)

  8. hebe says – reply to this


    Nuuuuuuu.. they should get Ian Holm :(

  9. 9

    LOL how fucking late are you? He's already turned down the role for his part in Sherlock.

  10. 10

    Perez, it's Bilbo with a "B". You're drooling so much I'll bet you thought the name was DILDO. Even one of those would run from you if it could.

  11. 11

    Now this would be an excellent piece of casting. I loved him in Sherlock and I think he'd bring out Bilbo's wry side nicely.

  12. 12

    good news, hes great! and the uk office is the original and therefore just 'the office' all other versions can be labelled by their country, thank you

  13. 13

    I LOVE Sherlock. Seriously, Benedict Cumberbatch has some sort of hold over me that i can't explain…

  14. 14

    I've had the pleasure of meeting him, nice guy :)