Billy Connolly To Play Dain Ironfoot In 'The Hobbit'

February 9th, 2012 9:52am EST

Billy Connolly Peter Jackson has completed the star-studded cast of "The Hobbit" after signing up Billy Connolly to play a dwarf warrior.

The actor will tackle the role of Dain Ironfoot and joins Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood and Orlando Bloom in the director's "Lord of the Rings" prequel.

Jackson tells The Hollywood Reporter, "We could not think of a more fitting actor to play Dain Ironfoot, the staunchest and toughest of Dwarves, than Billy Connelly, the Big Yin himself. With Billy stepping into this role, the cast of The Hobbit is now complete. We can't wait to see him on the Battlefield!"

"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" is scheduled to hit theatres in December.

Related: Billy Connolly, Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Peter Jackson, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Movies

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