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Jackson Fires Hobbit Casting Manager

A casting manager looking for extras to play Hobbits in the two forthcoming Lord of the Rings prequel(s) The Hobbit has been fired after video footage caught him telling those who showed up for an...

Jackson's Rep Brands Hobbit Race Dispute An 'Unfortunate Error'

A representative for director PETER JACKSON has admitted casting crews working on THE HOBBIT made "an incredibly unfortunate error" after a British actress claimed she was turned down for a role in the film because...

James Nesbitt Lands Hobbit Role

James Nesbitt has won a part in 'The Hobbit'.The former 'Cold Feet' actor was originally being lined to play lead role Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's movie but after that part was given to Martin...

Ian Mckellen Not Set For Hobbit?

Sir Ian McKellen is not "under contract" to appear in 'The Hobbit'. The British actor - who has appeared as wizard Gandalf in the previous 'Lord of the Rings' movies - says things could be...

Peter Jackson's Tintin Franchise Plans

Peter Jackson has plans for a 'Tintin' franchise.The producer - who has recently completed work on the first instalment of the movie based on the popular Belgian cartoon series - has ideas for a second,...

Guillermo Del Toro's Painful Hobbit Decision

Guillermo del Toro found leaving his job on 'The Hobbit' "painful". The Mexican director - who was due to work on the troubled project until leaving because of continued delays on production earlier this year...

New Zealand To Remain Stand-in For Middle Earth

In an announcement that no doubt touched off sighs of relief throughout his country, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said today (Thursday in New Zealand) that he had reached an agreement with Warner Bros....

James Cameron To Return To Pandora

Just as Peter Jackson appears to be a captive of Middle Earth for the next several years, so too does James Cameron appear to be confined to Pandora -- for an even longer period. Daily...

Andy Serkis: 'Hollywood Is Changing'

Andy Serkis believes Hollywood's attitude towards performance capture technology is changing. The 46-year-old actor - who is well known for shooting the role of Gollum in 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy using the technology...

The Hobbit Will Shoot In New Zealand

'The Hobbit' will be filmed in New Zealand.The 'Lord of the Rings' prequel - which was looking likely to move to Eastern Europe, England or Ireland after problems with production in New Zealand - will...

Rallies Bring Out Thousands Of New Zealand Film Workers

Thousands of workers in New Zealand's film industry staged rallies throughout the country today (Monday) as Warner Bros. executives arrived to consider moving the production of the two The Hobbit movies to a different country....

Martin Freeman 'Born To Play Bilbo Baggins' Says Peter Jackson

The British actor MARTIN FREEMAN has landed the lead role in PETER JACKSON'S forthcoming Lord of the Rings movie 'The Hobbit', and the director says Freeman was 'born to play the part', reports Yahoo News....

Hobbit Bosses Still Plan To Quit New Zealand

Movie bosses behind PETER JACKSON's upcoming blockbuster THE HOBBIT have confirmed they still plan to move the shoot away from New Zealand in the wake of the dispute with actors' unions in the country.Executives at...

Martin Freeman Gets Hobbit Role

Martin Freeman will play Bilbo Baggins in 'The Hobbit'. The British actor - who had struggled to get deal on the film because of his commitments to TV show 'Sherlock' - has finally signed on...

Jackson Names His Hobbit Cast

Filmmaker PETER JACKSON has announced his cast for the highly-anticipated THE HOBBIT movie, which will start shooting in February (11).After months of rumours, he confirms Martin Freeman will play hero Bilbo Baggins and Richard Armitage...

The Hobbit Boycott Ends

A planned acting union boycott of 'The Hobbit' has been called off. The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) previously sent out warnings for their members not...

Acting Unions Drop The Hobbit Boycott

Union bosses at New Zealand Actors Equity appear to have broken their deadlock with filmmaker PETER JACKSON and the producers of THE HOBBIT, urging foreign guilds to lift their do-not-work order on the LORD OF...

Jackson Indicates The Hobbit Movies Will Not Film In New Zealand

Some 1,500 New Zealand film technicians marched into Wellington Wednesday night in what some said appeared to be an effort to disrupt a meeting of an actors union group that has ordered a boycott of...

Simon Pegg's Sexual Confusion

Simon Pegg joked he accidentally made Isla Fisher pregnant during scene for 'Burke and Hare'.Australian actress Isla recently gave birth to her second child with comedian husband Sacha Baron Cohen, but Simon - who had...

The Hobbit Set To Star British Actors

PETER JACKSON'S much delayed 'Lord of the Rings' prequel 'THE HOBBIT' has finally been given the go ahead after Warner Bros agreed a deal with the debt stricken studio MGM. The movie, which will be...

Hobbit Greenlit -- But Still No Starting Date

Despite reports that Warner Bros./New Line has "officially" given the green light to start production on the two-part Lord of the Rings prequel, The Hobbit , no date was mentioned in the studio's announcement. Published...

The Hobbit Set To Begin Filming With Jackson As Director

PETER JACKSON'S 'Lord of the Rings' prequel THE HOBBIT has been given the go ahead to begin filming by studio bosses, and the first scenes will be shot in February 2011. The 48-year-old's fantasy trilogy...

David Tennant's Hobbit Role

David Tennant is being lined up for a role in 'The Hobbit'. The 'Dr. Who' actor is among a host of new names linked to the project - which officially confirmed Peter Jackson as director...

The Hobbit Gets February Start Date

LORD OF THE RINGS filmmaker PETER JACKSON has been sent an early Valentine's Day, 2011 gift - the co-financiers of his troubled THE HOBBIT film have given him the green light to start shooting in...

Jackson Refuses To Be Dismayed By Hobbit Troubles

PETER JACKSON is refusing to feel downhearted about the ongoing problems which are blighting THE HOBBIT - insisting he has not lost his passion for the project, despite its numerous troubles.The moviemaker directed all three...

Martin Freeman Keen For Hobbit Role

Martin Freeman is still keen to play Bilbo Baggins in 'The Hobbit'. The British actor wants to portray the character and hopes the schedule for the film and his TV show 'Sherlock' can be worked...

New Zeal P.m. Offers To Help Settle Hobbit Dispute

The prime minister of New Zealand has offered to play "a facilitation role" between Peter Jackson and an Australian actors union in order to prevent the production of the planned Lord of the Rings prequel,...

Dominic Monaghan: 'I Won't Be In Hobbit'

Dominic Monaghan will not appear in 'The Hobbit'. The actor - who has played hobbit character Merry in all three of the previous 'Lord of the Rings' movies - confesses he will not be involved...

The Hobbit Hits Union Troubles

Union representatives have warned actors not to accept work on 'The Hobbit'.The film, which is a prequel to the 'Lord of the Ring's franchise, has already come up against a whole host of problems, with...

Jackson Annoyed With New Zealand Union Bosses

Moviemaker PETER JACKSON has taken aim at actors union bosses in his native New Zealand, insisting a planned boycott of his THE HOBBIT film could severely harm the local movie industry.The Lord of the Rings...

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