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Ian Holm Confirmed For 'The Hobbit'

Sir Ian Holm is to reprise his role as Bilbo Baggins in 'The Hobbit'.The 79-year-old actor has been confirmed to appear in the Peter Jackson film as the protagonist in his elder years, after playing...

Kazinsky Quits The Hobbit

Director Peter Jackson is scrambling to recast a role in upcoming movie The Hobbit after British actor Robert Kazinsky quit due to "personal reasons".The star had signed up to play Fili, a member of the...

Theater Owners Gain Backing From Directors In Vod Fight

The National Association of Theatre Owners has mustered an impressive list of movie directors and producers to back the exhibitors' efforts to persuade the movie studios to abandon their plans to roll out premium video-on-demand...

Jackson Takes Fans Behind The Scenes Of The Hobbit

Peter Jackson has given Lord Of The Rings fans a new glimpse of Middle Earth by releasing a behind-the-scenes video of work on The Hobbit.The director is currently working on the two-part prequel in his...

Serkis Lands Directing Job On The Hobbit

British actor Andy Serkis has been handed a huge honour on the set of the Lord Of The Rings prequel, The Hobbit, in New Zealand - moviemaker Peter Jackson has made him his second unit...

Saoirse Ronan For The Hobbit?

Saoirse Ronan is "hopeful" she may have a part in 'The Hobbit'. The Irish actress has previously worked with the film's director Sir Peter Jackson on 'The Lovely Bones' - which like the fantasy epic...

Cate Blanchett Not Seen Hobbit Script

Cate Blanchett has not yet read a script for 'The Hobbit'. The Australian actress has signed up to appear as ethereal character Galadriel in the 'Lord of the Rings' prequel - which recently began shooting...

Liv Tyler Disappointed About Hobbit Return

Liv Tyler is disappointed she wasn't approached to take part in 'The Hobbit'. While the actress plays elf princess in Arwen in the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy, she admitted she hasn't heard from director...

The Hobbit First Set Photos Released

The Hobbit, Peter Jackson's forthcoming 'Lord of the Rings' movie, has begun principle photography.The Hobbit has been delayed on numerous occasions due to a studio fiscal crisis and a complicated union dispute, but filming is...

The Hobbit Shoot Begins In New Zealand

Filming on 'The Hobbit' is finally underway after months of delays.The troubled movie - starring Martin Freeman as the titular character, directed by Sir Peter Jackson - has begun shooting in Wellington, New Zealand after...

James Nesbitt No Fantasy Fan

James Nesbitt was not a fan of fantasy prior to signing up to 'The Hobbit'. The British actor - who plays dwarf Bofur in the forthcoming 'Lord of the Rings' prequel directed by Peter Jackson...

Jackson Misses Out On The Hobbit Press Launch

Director PETER JACKSON was forced to miss out on the press launch of his troubled THE HOBBIT movie after he was put under "medical house arrest" following his recent surgery.The moviemaker was admitted to hospital...

Jackson Credit Card Fraudster Jailed

A businessman has been sentenced to 10 months behind bars for racking up almost $190,000 (£126,000) on director PETER JACKSON's American Express card.The moviemaker used his card to purchase items online from the Michigan Toy...

The Hobbit Schedule 'Back On Track' After Jackson's Surgery

Filming of the highly-anticipated THE HOBBIT will begin next month (Mar11) after shooting was delayed to allow director PETER JACKSON time to recover from surgery.The moviemaker was admitted to hospital last month (Jan11) to undergo...

Freeman Flattered By Hobbit Role

British actor MARTIN FREEMAN was flattered to learn PETER JACKSON delayed filming of THE HOBBIT to accommodate the star's busy schedule - because he was "sad" at the prospect of missing out on the lead...

The Hobbit Start Date Changed To March 21

Filming on Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' has been pushed back by a month. Late February was initially planned as a starting date following months of financial issues, but it has been moved further back following...

Jackson At Home After Hospital Release

Director PETER JACKSON is recovering at home after he was released from hospital following surgery for a perforated ulcer.The Lord of the Rings moviemaker admitted himself into the Wellington Hospital in his native New Zealand...

Peter Jackson Released From Hospital

Sir Peter Jackson has been discharged from a New Zealand hospital following stomach surgery. The 49-year-old filmmaker was in the country to begin pre-production on troubled movie 'The Hobbit', but was admitted to Wellington Hospital...

Jackson 'Doing Well' After Surgery

Filmmaker PETER JACKSON is "doing well" after undergoing surgery to treat a perforated ulcer, but will remain in hospital for several more days as he recovers.The Lord of the Rings director checked into the Wellington...

Saoirse Ronan's Hobbit Casting Confirmed

Saoirse Ronan's casting in 'The Hobbit' appears to have been confirmed.The 'Lovely Bones' actress has long been linked to the role of elf warrior maiden Itaril in the fantasy prequel and though she has insisted...

Jackson Hospitalized; Hobbit Delayed Again

Production of The Hobbit , the two-part prequel to the Lord of the Rings saga, which has been delayed numerous times by a dispute over distribution rights, wrangling over union representation, and most of all...

Production On The Hobbit Delayed

Filming of 'The Hobbit' will be delayed.The movie's director Sir Peter Jackson entered into hospital in Wellington, New Zealand yesterday (26.01.11) suffering with stomach pains, meaning the troubled 'Lord of the Rings' prequel - starring...

Jackson Recovering From Surgery

Director PETER JACKSON has undergone surgery for a perforated ulcer after he was admitted to hospital with acute stomach pains on Wednesday (26Jan11).The moviemaker, who is in his native New Zealand, began suffering discomfort earlier...

The Hobbit Cast Grows With Addition Of Andy Serkis And Sir Ian Mckellen

THE HOBBIT, the forthcoming two-part 'Lord of the Rings' prequel directed by PETER JACKSON, will see SIR IAN MCKELLEN reprising his role as 'Gandalf' and ANDY SERKIS returning as 'Gollum', according to the UK's Guardian...

Elijah Wood's Hobbit Role Confirmed

Elijah Wood will appear in 'The Hobbit', it has been confirmed.The 29-year-old actor - who played Frodo Baggins in the 'Lords of the Rings' film franchise - will definitely appear in the forthcoming movie prequel,...

Ricky Gervais To Voice Mole In New Wind In The Willows

Ricky Gervais is to voice Mole in a new movie version of 'The Wind in the Willows'.The legendary comedian was handpicked by director Ray Giggs who has been desperate to sign up the 49-year-old in...

James Nesbitt To Undergo Hobbit Dwarf Training

James Nesbitt is to undergo a month of "dwarf training" for 'The Hobbit'. The Northern Irish actor - who has been cast as Bofur in Peter Jackson's two-part adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien novel...

Cate Blanchett Signs On For The Hobbit

Cate Blanchett has signed on for 'The Hobbit'.The 41-year-old actress has agreed to reprise her 'Lord of the Rings' role of Galadriel - who doesn't appear in the original J. R. R. Tolkien novel -...

Blanchett Confirmed For The Hobbit

THE HOBBIT director PETER JACKSON is "thrilled" after confirming CATE BLANCHETT as the latest star to join the highly-anticipated film.Blanchett is set to play elven leader Galadriel, the Lady of Lothlorien - the part she...

Gosling Upset Jackson By Piling On The Pounds For The Lovely Bones

RYAN GOSLING and PETER JACKSON fell out on the set of THE LOVELY BONES when the actor showed up for work 60 pounds heavier.Gosling quit the project after disagreeing with his director's vision of the...

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