narnia roy

So, the Narnia trilogy is moving full speed ahead. I haven’t heard much about the third film installment of the series, The Dawn Treader and I was getting a bit worried until I came across this piece of casting news over at Moviehole. New Zealand actor Roy Billing has been cast in the upcoming film as Chief Dufflepud. He’s an interesting choice, but I think he has what it takes to pull it off.

Read more about the role after the jump…

Chief Dufflepud is described as – “a gnome-like creature who hops around on one leg.” Those were the words of Billing who recently opened up about his new found role.

The Dufflepuds are a curious group of [one-legged] creatures that Eustace, Lucy and their companions come upon in their adventures. Though not intelligent, they have the power of invisibility.

The actor has been in the business for over 30 years but Narnia will be his first major Hollywood feature. It turns out production started on the film last month in New York. The Dawn Treader is a joint venture between Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Walden Media. They switched it up a little when Disney dumped the series after the mediocre reception of Prince Caspian. Will Narnia ever return to it’s former glory?

What do you think about Billing joining the cast?