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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...

Ryan Gosling Fired From Lovely Bones For Weight Gain

Ryan Gosling got fired from 'The Lovely Bones' for "drinking" ice cream.The actor was replaced by Mark Wahlberg just days before filming was due to commence because he and director Peter Jackson had had different...

Perlman Pulls Out Of Hobbit

PETER JACKSON's THE HOBBIT has suffered another blow - HELLBOY star RON PERLMAN has quit the LORD OF THE RINGS prequel.The actor was slated to join pal Guillermo Del Toro on the film, but when...

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...

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