When you’ve a well respected actor that everyone thinks is great, there will always be rumors about what you might do next. For James McAvoy, those rumors include playing Bilbo Baggins in Guillermo del Toro’s The Hobbit, and a more recent rumor that he’s going to star as Ian Fleming in a biopic that Animus Films is developing.

But according to McAvoy, it’s all rumors and nothing more. Regarding the Ian Fleming movie, McAvoy says he read the script a long time ago but he never spoke with the producers, so he doesn’t know where the story originates from. He also denies The Hobbit story.