Good news, even if you don't know it yet. I've heard that Billy Boyd, a Scottish actor, is to play the part of Pippin for the duration of the Cycle, currently estimated at 18 months. Billy is probably an unknown to most but for those who have seen him on stage the words 'kick arse' are only fit to describe him. Those going to the Edinburgh Fringe this year can see him in 'The Speculator' by David Greig at The Traverse theatre.
If this is the calibre of casting of 'wee' parts, then we are in for a top treat of a film.