Matthew Goode to play Bilbo Baggins?

Watchmen star has auditioned with Del Toro

 

Another day, another Hobbit casting story.

Though this one seems to have a little weight behind it.

Matthew Goode, who has been providing solid support in the past couple of years in the likes of Watchmen and A Single Man, may get a crack at a blockbuster lead, and they don't come much bigger than this.



According to an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Leap Year star Goode has had an audition with Guillermo del Toro, though he admits he's not the obvious choice: "Look at the size of me for Christ's sake!"

This is no guarantee that he's a shoo-in for the part, but it's an intriguing development nonetheless. Although he obviously hasn't been briefed on how special effects make Hobbits. They make the chairs bigger, Matthew, so you look smaller....

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Good(e) news? Do you think Matthew deserves a shot at it? Opinions please!

 

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    • namedropper

      Feb 24th 2010, 18:48

      Oh dear. Matthew Goode seems a nice enough chap but he's not what you call charismatic. He seems to be one of those generic English actors pushing along a career on his good looks and accent which still impresses Hollywood types. He's a sort of Anthony Andrews for the 21st century.

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    • dalebiskit

      Feb 24th 2010, 18:51

      it's a similar problem with his casting in watchmen - he's too skinny.

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    • namedropper

      Feb 24th 2010, 18:51

      Oh dear. Matthew Goode seems a nice enough chap but he's not what you call charismatic. He seems to be one of those generic English actors pushing along a career on his good looks and accent which still impresses Hollywood types. He's a sort of Anthony Andrews for the 21st century.

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    • dalebiskit

      Feb 24th 2010, 18:54

      it's a similar problem with his casting in watchmen - he's too skinny.

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    • dalebiskit

      Feb 24th 2010, 18:55

      it's the same problem with his casting in watchmen - he's too skinny.

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    • Ali1748

      Feb 24th 2010, 19:12

      No offense to Mathew but he's an awful choice for Bilbo.

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