From: NZ Herald Online

Wellingtonians want to be part of Lord of the Rings

Hundreds of Wellingtonians have jumped at the chance to be part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

The film-makers held auditions for extras at the National Dance and Drama School over the weekend and the queues stretched down the street.

Rings publicist Claire Raskind says they’ve finished shooting up at Mt Ruapehu and back in the Capital for the next six weeks.

She says they needed to replenish their “background players” cast.

Thanks to Shayne for the tip!