The Dailies: April 30, 2008

– It’s official! Sir Ian McKellen on board for “The Hobbit.” (Empire)

– Super-rad! Jonah Hill in early negotiations to star opposite Shia LaBeouf in “Transformers 2.” (EW)

– This link will self destruct in 5 seconds: Tom Cruise all but certain to return for fourth “Mission: Impossible!” (/film)

– Knowing is half the battle. Producer discusses “G.I. Joe.” (Collider)

– Nicole Kidman to play Dusty Springfield in musical biopic? Writer says yes. (New York Magazine)