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Wood Is Signed To Be In “The Hobbit”

Posted by on Saturday, 8 January, 2011

Elijah Wood - Photo By Dysepsion

 – Actor Elijah Wood’s rep has announced today that the star of the “Lord of the Rings” films will have a role in the next installment, “The Hobbit.” Wood had stated in the past that he would only be a part of the project only as his character from the other “Rings” films, Frodo. This was unlikely because the “The Hobbit,” is a prequel to the series, and takes place before Frodo is born. To include Wood in the movie, director Peter Jackson has been able to work Frodo into the tail in such a way that Elijah approved.

At the onset of talks about the film, Wood told MTV, “I would imagine that if he [Frodo] does exist, it’ll make some sort of sense. Otherwise, I don’t think they would do it. I certainly wouldn’t want to do it. I don’t want to have a whole character piece that doesn’t really exist that they’re cobbling together.”

After seeing Jackson’s character and story development, the 29 year old actor commented that he’s confident  “in whatever they’re going to do in terms of bringing in any familiar characters back, just knowing their sense of upholding integrity.”

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‘Hobbit’ Book To Be Made Into Two Films Amidst Controversy

Posted by on Tuesday, 30 November, 2010

– Peter Jackson announced today that he will be directing the adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s book ‘The Hobbit’, and filming will probably take place in New Zealand. Production might have to move somewhere else though, because of an ongoing dispute between the New Zealand Actor’s Equity and SAG and the director. All three films in the ‘Lord of the Rings’ series were shot in New Zealand as well. Filming work on this project is scheduled to begin in February of 2011.

According to Deadline.com, Martin Freeman (who starred in ‘Hot Fuzz’) might be playing Bilbo Baggins, Ian McKellan will return as Gandalf, and Andy Serkis will once again be Gollum,

There has already been some controversy attached to this new project. An agent working on casting for the film was fired on Monday after calling for auditions for actors with ‘light skin tones’, according to the New York Times. A spokesperson for Wingut Films has stated that the company never gave these instructions and doesn’t condone them.

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