From: Ang

Accomodation for the crew is running short and they’re asking around for houses to rent to house them all – their big-wig stars are well taken care of and remain in 5-star accomodation. And as for Craig Parker – he’s a bit of a comedic genius currently gracing the improvisation show ‘Scared Scriptless’ with his presence.

There’s further confirmation that the Hobbiton set that’s been built near Matamata is a whole village. The Matamata Chronicle reports that the film company hopes to shoot as much as possible of the Hobbiton scenes in the area before their Christmas Break. Although none of the hobbit extras have been contacted, news is imminent, according to publicist Claire Raskind.