Hobbit Rumor Denied


That was fast! Latino Review's sources claimed that Tobey Maguire was in talks to play Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit, but Maguire's camp refutes the rumor. "This is false!" Maguire's publicist Kelly Bush emphatically (and exclusively) told Movieline, eschewing the potential wiggle room of a simple "no comment at this time." Perhaps Maguire won't get to wander Middle Earth next summer, but on the bright side, at least he won't have to cut short his flight time with John Malkovich. [PREVIOUSLY: Tobey Maguire May Make Hobbit a Habit]