Very good news! After announcing only the other day that he was turning down the role of Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jacksons upcoming Hobbit movie in order to return as Dr. Watson in Steven Moffats marvelous Sherlock series, Martin Freeman has apparently been cast as Bilbo after all which strikes me as absolutely perfect casting. (Remember him also as Arthur Dent, like Bilbo a bewildered everyman thrown into cosmic adventure, in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.) This means hell be doing both Bilbo and Watson, I hope?
Addendum: Yup, hes confirmed as doing both. And if you havent seen Sherlock, the first episode is playing on PBSs Mystery! this weekend.