Ian Holm Reprising Bilbo Baggins Role For Hobbit Movie

Ian Holm’s has signed onto the Hobbit movie where he will reprise his Lord Of The Rings role as Bilbo Baggins.

It was recently announced that Martin Freeman would play the young Bilbo, while Peter Jackson took to Facebook to let fans know of Holm’s role reprise, writing:

“Ian will be returning as the older Bilbo Baggins in the Hobbit.”

Jackson decided to confirm Holm’s role after a web clip featured Baggins voice and fans went crazy with speculation over whether or not Ian was the voice they heard. It turns out the voice was actually Freeman, but Jackson didn’t want to leave his fans in suspense.