Sylvester McCoy (“Doctor Who”) told the Dunoon Observer that he is in negotiations for a role as one of the wizards in The Hobbit:
“I am being cast in The Hobbit,” he said. “We’re currently in negotiations – there are two of us under consideration. It’s not the Bilbo role, but could be bigger.”
Bleeding Cool has confirmed the news, and adds that the role he is in line for is Radagast the Brown:
This afternoon we’ve been told by a 100% trustworthy source close to the situation that McCoy is in line for the role of Radagast the Brown. For a bit of context, Radagast is a wizard who, in The Fellowship of the Ring, unwittingly lures his ally, Gandalf, into a trap set by Saruman.