Tobey Maguire’s ‘Hobbit’ Rumors Swirl Again

by | January 18, 2010 at 11:20 PM | The Movies

It was reported last month that Tobey Maguire was in the running to play Bilbo Baggins in Guillermo Del Toro’s The Hobbit, a prequel to The Lord of the Rings movies in which his look-alike and The Ice Storm co-star Elijah Wood starred as Frodo Baggins, Bilbo’s nephew. Maguire denied the rumors at the time, but they’re back now that there’s no lingering Spider-Man issues to worry about. Two sources are now claiming he’s taking on the title role, but there’s no official announcement as yet, and likely won’t be until next week.

In the meantime, check him out in an early role alongside Benicio Del Toro in the Fancast free movie Joyride.