The star of the British Office might still be the new Bilbo Baggins. Milla Jovovich will fly off the screen to kick your ass in the 3D Resident Evil Afterlife. Chuck adds a real nightmare to its cast. Spoilers away!
There's a new twist in the "Will Martin Freeman play Bilbo Baggins?" story that we mentioned the other day. Although the original report in the reliably unreliable British tabloid The Sun suggested Freeman had turned down the role because of his commitments to Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss's Sherlock Holmes adaptation, a new report suggests New Line and MGM have reworked the filming schedule to accommodate his Dr. Watson commitments. (It's probably fairly easy to reconfigure a shooting schedule when the movie itself is still in limbo.) If these reports are accurate, then we might be very close to Freeman agreeing to do it after all. Keep the grains of salt handy, of course. [Entertainment Weekly]