Brian Cox Goes Short For “Hobbit”?

Brian Cox is said to be a big contender to play a dwarf in Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” says AICN.

The story follows Bilbo Baggins as he first encounters Gandalf and is somewhat unwillingly swept off on an adventure to the lonely mountain to rid it of the dragon, Smaug.

The dragon is guarding a treasure of enormous value that he had firstly taken from the dwarves who once lived there. A major battle shortly, ensues.

The film is scheduled to hit theatres in November 2011.