An official casting call for Elves in the upcoming Hobbit films has been posted at

The production is looking for “slim” people to play Elf extras. Details can be found over at the link provided above, but the basic brief is as follows:

  • Men must be aged 17 – 30 with a height of 165 cm – 178 cm.
  • Women must be aged 17 – 30 with a height of 165cm – 173cm.

The advert states that filming is due in Wellington in September.

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Thanks to message board member Bilbo Bling Just One Ring for the heads-up!