Stalked: Downey Jr, Transformers 2, McAvoy for Baggins?
Robert Downey Jr could be closer to playing Hugh Hefner.
Who from Transformers 2 is coming back for more?
Could James McAvoy be Bilbo Baggins?
The rumour of Robert Downey Jr playing Hugh Hefner has been on the go for a few days now. First it was just a rumour, but now Brett Ratner has confirmed he has spoken to Downey Jr about playing the Playboy magnet. He told EW through /film:
We’re gonna hand him the script very shortly. He loves the character and the role and we’ve been meeting with him on it. So, if he wants to do it, we’re excited to have him. We wanted him before Iron Man so we were ahead of the curve.
It sounds like if Downey Jr is on board then so will Brett Ratner. I think Downey Jr would be a good choice for this one. But is going from playing one playboy type character in Iron Man, to the Hef a good idea?
Shia LaBeouf, Rainn Wilson and Isabel Lucas are all in for Transformers 2. Now there are more names being added to the cast, and these ones will be returning to their roles. Coming Soon say Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and John Turturro will all be coming back to fight giant robots.
The Hobbit and it's sequel have already prompted speculation about who will be playing Bilbo Baggins. Guillermo Del Toro and Peter Jackson said they had someone in mind, but were not for sharing who. The rumour, and it is a rumour, is that the person is James McAvoy. Bear in mind that the news comes via a British tabloid newspaper, through /film. And they also mentioned Jack Black (please no) and Daniel Radcliffe. What do you think, would McAvoy be a good choice? We could have to wait a year to find out.