Ian Holm to Returns to the Shire
Peter Jackson has confirmed from his Facebook page that Ian Holm will return to play Bilbo Baggins for The Hobbit. The assumption is that Holm will appear in framing sequences writing the tale, while Martin Freeman will be playing the younger Bilbo. This makes sense, and since they have gone out of the way to bring back everybody who was in The Lord of the Rings movies (including characters who were not mentioned in the book), this was a no-brainer. Glad to see him back. I like the actor, even as the evil android Ash in Ridley Scott's Alien.