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Hobbit’s success hinges on Martin Freeman

August 22, 2012 at 6:21 pm by linuxelf  - 

Although “The Hobbit” features several Lord of The Rings returning cast members, Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood and others reprise their roles, Associated Press writes that the much of the film’s potential hinges on newcomer Martian Freeman.

The filmmakers were so set on having Martin Freeman to play Bilbo they halted production for three months while Freeman returned to British TV to reprise his role as Dr Watson “Sherlock“. Peter Jackson says “It was sort of unheard of for a big-budget movie, but because we wanted him so badly, the studio supported us, and we made that provision in our schedule,”, “He carries the movie. You get that casting wrong and you’re in huge trouble.” [Read More]

Posted in Casting Rumors, Characters, Director news, Director Rumors, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Martin Freeman, Peter Jackson, The Hobbit on August 22, 2012 by Source: Business Week
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5 responses to “Hobbit’s success hinges on Martin Freeman”

  1. Maegnar says:

    “film’s potential hinges on newcomer Martian Freeman”…..
    Martian? Really? 😀 PJ discovered sentient life on Mars earlier than Curiosity? 😀

  2. Raxzor says:

    I’m from the UK and Martin has been on our screens for the last 10 years. And he can easy carry this film, is a very good actor that needed something like the Hobbit to showcase his potential.

  3. anon says:

    He will be fantastic, I’m sure!

  4. KMC says:

    Calling Martin Freeman a “newcomer” is insulting…check his credits on IMDB…he’s got a long list and he’s barely 40. No, he’s not well known in the U.S. (though he has a lot of fans here), but he’s well known in Britian. I have know doubt that he’ll be just stunning as Bilbo…I can’t wait for the premier.

  5. StriderIsMyDog'sName says:

    Martin Freeman will rock the big screen as Bilbo!

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