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Hobbit Casting Call in Bay of Plenty Times

November 14, 2010 at 6:40 pm by Celeborn  - 

An anonymous Ringer sends in this heads up about a Hobbit casting call in Tauranga, New Zealand:

The Bay of Plenty Times (Tauranga’s regional newspaper) had an ad in the weekend edition’s classifieds. It was an official casting call for The Hobbit, asking for men under 5’7″ and women under 5’2″, for filming in Matamata in early 2011. They said they will be in Tauranga on Wed 24th Nov between 2 and 4pm at the Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre, cnr Devonport Rd and 11th Ave. Gutted that I’m 5’9″!

If anyone can scan the ad, please send it our way! [Contact TORn] [Map of Location]

Posted in Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, New Zealand, Rumors Spy News on November 14, 2010 by Hobbit Casting Call in Bay of Plenty Times | Discuss

5 responses to “Hobbit Casting Call in Bay of Plenty Times”

  1. Mwilson says:

    Gutted I’m 5’4″ male and stuck in Australia. Although being Australian, Peter probably wouldn’t want me after all the debarkel

  2. GoodPun says:

    Just measured my height… I believe I’m around 5’7″. I’m in Auckland and I think I might have a ride to Tauranga next Wednesday. I also feel called to be a Hobbit (like every other short person in NZ).

    Now if only we had proof that this was a genuine casting call and not another hoax. Didn’t they just say that they had been inundated with casting applications and they didn’t need any more?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hey GoodPun – we agree, don’t make any plans until we can get confirmation on the casting news

  4. GoodPun says:

    thanks kimme. I remeasured (with a better measuring tape) and I’m about 168cm so I’m probably 5’6″… perfect if its real

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