Who will star as Bilbo Baggins in the upcoming film version of The Hobbit? You can cross one name off the list: Daniel Radcliffe. The star of the Harry Potter films says he has no interest in any new project “with any wizards in it”. “I’d have to say, ‘Thanks, but no thanks’, not that anyone has asked me,” the 20-year-old said.
“Honestly, I don’t think they would want me anyway, it’s just too close. Whatever I do next, I don’t think there will be any wizards in it!” Radcliffe is now at work on the seventh and eighth films in the Harry Potter franchise, and by the 2011 release of the last film in the series, he will have spent more than a decade inhabiting the role of the orphaned boy wizard. The sixth Potter film, released in July, is closing in on $830-million (R6,3-billion) in worldwide box office. The collective franchise is now more than $5,3-billion in global box office. More..