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Short Stars Wanted For Hobbit Movie

24th September 2010

Long-delayed LORD OF THE RINGS prequel THE HOBBIT appears to be back on track after movie bosses issued a casting call for diminutive New Zealanders to star in the film.The blockbuster, based on J.R.R. Tolkien's...

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Boyd Wants Hobbit Cameo

15th September 2010

LORD OF THE RINGS star BILLY BOYD wants to appear in the upcoming THE HOBBIT movie - in a disguised cameo role.The actor played a mythical Hobbit in the trilogy alongside Dominic Monaghan, Elijah Wood...

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Freeman Still Wanted As The Hobbit

10th September 2010

Movie bosses are still hoping to cast MARTIN FREEMAN in THE HOBBIT - they're set to delay filming to accommodate the star's busy schedule, according to reports.The British actor was forced to turn down the...

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Freeman Snubs Hobbit For Holmes

7th September 2010

British actor MARTIN FREEMAN has reportedly turned down a lead role in THE HOBBIT - so he can continue playing SHERLOCK HOLMES' sidekick on U.K. TV.The Love Actually star was approached to appear in the...

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Jackson Emerges As Hobbit Favourite

26th June 2010

LORD OF THE RINGS mastermind PETER JACKSON is in negotiations to return to Middle Earth and direct THE HOBBIT.Jackson is considering stepping in and replacing Guillermo del Toro who quit the project a month ago,...

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Yates Not Directing The Hobbit

16th June 2010

A representative for HARRY POTTER moviemaker DAVID YATES has shot down reports he's signed up to direct troubled LORD OF THE RINGS prequel THE HOBBIT.Speculation has been rife about who will take over from Guillermo...

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Mckellen: 'The Hobbit Will Happen'

15th June 2010

SIR IAN MCKELLEN has assured fans the troubled LORD OF THE RINGS prequel THE HOBBIT is on track, revealing he expects to start shooting the movie later this year (10).Film fans were left worried when...

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Del Toro Confident The Hobbit Will Be Made

8th June 2010

GUILLERMO DEL TORO is confident the troubled LORD OF THE RINGS prequel THE HOBBIT will eventually be made - despite his decision to quit as the project's director.The Hellboy auteur had signed up to shoot...

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Jackson Won't Direct The Hobbit

31st May 2010

PETER JACKSON has no plans to replace GUILLERMO DEL TORO as director of THE HOBBIT - the moviemaker's packed schedule would make it "impossible" for him to take charge, according to his manager.The Hellboy auteur...

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Del Toro Quits The Hobbit

31st May 2010

GUILLERMO DEL TORO has quit as director of troubled LORD OF THE RINGS prequel THE HOBBIT after the movie was put on hold indefinitely.The Hellboy auteur was set to start shooting the fantasy film, based...

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Del Toro: 'The Hobbit Is On Hold'

28th May 2010

Director GUILLERMO DEL TORO has confirmed upcoming LORD OF THE RINGS prequel THE HOBBIT has been put on hold indefinitely because the movie has been caught in a "tangled negotiation" over the future of the...

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The Things They Say 16355

4th May 2010

"That should have started in April but they didn't contact me about a contract until a few weeks ago and we're in negotiation... I've read the script, or as much as had been written, they...

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The Things They Say 15785

17th March 2010

"The Hobbit, two films, start shooting in New Zealand in June. Filming will take over a year. Casting in Los Angeles, New York City and London has started. The first draft (of the script) is...

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Wood Wants Mcavoy As Hobbit

29th January 2010

LORD OF THE RINGS star ELIJAH WOOD wants movie bosses to cast JAMES MCAVOY in the upcoming prequel - because the Scottish actor would be "fantastic" as THE HOBBIT.Wood played Frodo Baggins in the fantasy...

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Bloom Wants Hobbit Role

26th January 2010

ORLANDO BLOOM is desperate to reprise his role as an elf-prince in upcoming LORD OF THE RINGS prequel THE HOBBIT - he's already asked PETER JACKSON for a part in the new movie.The British actor...

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Keating Auditions For The Hobbit

25th January 2010

Irish singer RONAN KEATING is hoping to launch an acting career - he's planning a move to Hollywood after auditioning for a part in THE HOBBIT: PART 1.The Boyzone star is hoping to relocate to...

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Maguire Shoots Down Hobbit Rumours

16th December 2009

TOBEY MAGUIRE is baffled by reports he's set to play the lead role in upcoming movie THE HOBBIT - because he hasn't been approached to discuss the part.The Spider-Man star has become the latest Hollywood...

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Waits 'Set For Hobbit Role'

7th December 2009

Veteran rocker TOM WAITS has received an unusual 60th birthday gift - he is reportedly lined up for a role in the movie version of THE HOBBIT.The Downtown Train singer celebrates the milestone on Monday...

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Mckellen Enjoys Career Break

14th October 2009

SIR IAN MCKELLEN is enjoying a relaxing holiday before throwing himself into filming THE HOBBIT - because it's the first time he's taken a break in his entire career.The veteran actor celebrated his 70th birthday...

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Jackson: 'The Hobbit Prequels Are Not A Done Deal'

29th July 2009

Filmmaker PETER JACKSON has warned LORD OF THE RINGS fans not to get too excited about THE HOBBIT prequels - because they have yet to receive the go-ahead from movie studio executives.Jackson has signed on...

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Hobbits To Return For Prequel

20th January 2009

LORD OF THE RINGS star DOMINIC MONAGHAN is convinced he will be returning to the magical franchise for upcoming prequel THE HOBBIT along with co-stars ELIJAH WOOD, SEAN ASTIN and BILLY BOYD. The actors played...

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The Hobbit Pushed Back To 2012

18th December 2008

LORD OF THE RINGS fans will have to wait another four years to get their next big screen fix of the franchise - its prequel THE HOBBIT has been postponed until 2012. Earlier this year...

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Jackson And Del Toro To Write The Hobbit

20th August 2008

LORD OF THE RINGS filmmakers PETER JACKSON and GUILLERMO DEL TORO have called off their search for a writer to pen franchise prequel THE HOBBIT - after deciding they are best suited for the task....

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Del Toro Refuses To Copy Jackson

18th July 2008

GUILLERMO DEL TORO has promised LORD OF THE RINGS fans his franchise prequel THE HOBBIT will be very different from his directing predecessor PETER JACKSON. Jackson directed the three original films, but has given up...

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Mcavoy Denies Hobbit Role

18th June 2008

Scottish actor JAMES MCAVOY has denied reports he is to take the lead role in the new movie version of LORD OF THE RINGS prequel THE HOBBIT. J.R.R. Tolkien's novel is set to be turned...

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Mcavoy Tipped For Hobbit Role

29th May 2008

Scottish actor JAMES MCAVOY has been tipped to take the lead role in the new movie version of LORD OF THE RINGS prequel THE HOBBIT. J.R.R. Tolkien's novel is set to be turned into a...

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Tolkien's Son Tries To Block Hobbit Movie

28th May 2008

LORD OF THE RINGS author J.R.R. TOLKIEN's son is desperately trying to stop a new movie version of his father's novel THE HOBBIT. Christopher Tolkien wants the two-film adaptation blocked until his family are paid...

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Mckellen Confirms Gandalf Role

30th April 2008

Legendary actor SIR IAN MCKELLEN has confirmed he will revive his famed role as wizard GANDALF in the movie adaptations of J.R.R. TOLKIEN's novel THE HOBBIT. MCKellen, who has appeared as Gandalf in all three...

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Del Toro Vows To Follow Jackson's Lord Of The Rings Example

29th April 2008

GUILLERMO DEL TORO has promised LORD OF THE RINGS fans he will stay true to fellow director PETER JACKSON's original vision when he takes charge of the franchise's prequel THE HOBBIT. Jackson directed all three...

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Del Toro Moves To New Zealand To Direct The Hobbit

25th April 2008

Mexican moviemaker GUILLERMO DEL TORO is emigrating to New Zealand to direct upcoming movie THE HOBBIT and its sequel. The director, 43, will spend four years in the country with executive producer Peter Jackson to...

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