Tom Waits in The Hobbit?

Rumours are surfacing today that singer Tom Waits may be up for a role in Guillermo del Toro's The Hobbit .

The singer-songwriter, best known for his gruff, raspy voice, is no stranger to films. He starred in The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus recently, and has had roles in The Fisher King, Coppola's Dracula , and Domino .

The rumour mill seems to suggest that Waits'll be voicing Smaug the dragon, and his distinctive tones would seem to be the perfect fit for the fire-breather.

Failing that, could Waits be Beorn, the man who transforms into a bear? Or Thorin Oakenshield, the head of the dwarves?

Waits will next be seen in The Book of Eli alongside Denzel Washington.

Source [ Guardian ]

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