Xoanon here,

You may have heard rumors that Nicholas Lea will be in LOTR? Well it’s complete shash, Lea will in fact be in ‘The Veritcal Limit’ another NZ based film. Lea will play Tom, Vertical Limit is rumored to be a rock climbing adventure, a la ‘Cliffhanger’.

The Verticle Limit plot (thanks to Upcomingmovies.com):
Premise: When a group of mountain climbers on K2, the second tallest mountain in the world, become trapped in a “vertical cave” (essentially a pit on the side of the mountain), the brother (O’Donnell) of one of the climbers (Tunney) comes out of retirement to lead the effort to save them.

There, can we get back to LOTR now?