X-Men star to play dwarf? Brian Cox has reportedly been cast as a Dwarf in Guillermo Del Toro and Peter Jackson’s movie The Hobbit. According to AICN, the casting of Cox is still a rumour but producers are hard at work casting the 13 dwarfes that travel with Gandalf and Bilbo. “This is a news item I’d love to proclaim with all-out certainty, but my tried and trusted source(s) aren’t sure if this is a total lock, or whether it’s just someone they’re seriously interested in. Either way, producers of THE HOBBIT have begun looking at casting for the dwarves (dwarfs?), and one name has emerged as a major contender: Brian Cox.” At present the only official cast member we have is the director himself, Mr. Del Toro, who has said he will be playing some kind of creature in the movie that will have “a line or two and die quickly”.