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By Mike Fleming at Deadline.com: BREAKING: While Peter Jackson and Warner Bros are figuring out where they’ll shoot back-to-back installments of The Hobbit, Jackson has begun to set his cast for the ambitious projects that will begin shooting in February for release in December 2012, and 2013. As Deadline told you last week, Martin Freeman is set to play Bilbo Baggins, the adventurous Hobbit whose adventures and discovery of the One Ring leads the story up to The Lord of the Rings. Freeman has appeared in films ranging from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Hot Fuzz to Love Actually.
Jackson has cast several other significant Dwarf characters.
Richard Armitage (MI-5 and Captain America: The First Avenger) will play Thorin Oakenshield, leader of the Company of Dwarves which sets off to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from a thieving dragon. Aidan Turner (Being Human) and Rob Kazinsky (EastEnders) will play Kili and Fili, members of the Company of Dwarves. Graham McTavish (Secretariat) will play Dwalin, John Callen (Power Rangers Jungle Fury) will play Oin; Stephen Hunter (All Saints) will play Bombur, and Mark Hadlow (King Kong) plays Dori, while Peter Hambleton (The Strip) will play Gloin. (more…)
Posted in Aidan Turner, Casting Rumors, Characters, Graham McTavish, Headlines, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, Peter Hambleton, Richard Armitage, Rob Kazinsky, Saoirse Ronan, Stephen Hunter, Sylvester McCoy, The Hobbit
Thanks to poster Woodyend for finding this nice tidbit of news. Ronan Keating has apparently auditioned for a role in The Hobbit as part of his quest to move into the movie industry. There was no mention as to what role he auditioned for or when he might hear back from the producers behind the two-part Lord Of The Rings prequel.
Keating said: “I don’t think I’ll get the role of The Hobbit. But I would like to take on roles which nobody would expect. I don’t want to be reduced to love stories. I’d like to try dark, edgy roles. I need a challenge.” More.
Posted in Casting Rumors, Hobbit Movie, Saoirse Ronan, The Hobbit, Uncategorized
Tom from dvdactive.com sends along news the Peter Jackons’s ‘The Lovely Bones’ will be out on DVD and Blu-ray on April 20th. More details: Paramount Home Entertainment has announced 1-disc DVD ($19.99) and 2-disc Blu-ray ($29.99) releases of The Lovely Bones for the 20th April. We have no word on any extra material for the 1-disc DVD – if anything is included we’ll let you know just as soon as we hear anything. The 2-disc Blu-ray however will include an extensive production diary in 15 segments hosted by Peter Jackson and Philippa Boyens that follows the film’s shoot and post-production work on the visual effects. More..
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Posted in DVDs, Merchandise, Peter Jackson, PJ's Other Films, Saoirse Ronan
The Boyzone star is hoping to relocate to America with his wife, Yvonne, and his children this summer as he attempts to make the transition into films. But if his plan succeeds, he may end up having to pack up once again for New Zealand – where Guillermo del Toro’s Lord of the Rings prequel is set to be filmed.
He explains, “We are going there (to Hollywood) in July, Yvonne and the kids. We’ll get the kids enrolled in school there. It may be for six months or we could even give it a year. We’ll see what happens. I’ve done a couple of castings… I’ve done an audition for The Hobbit. That starts shooting in New Zealand in July so we’d be based there for quite a while instead of LA if it happens.” More..
Posted in Casting Rumors, Hobbit Movie, Rumors Spy News, Saoirse Ronan, The Hobbit