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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...

Martin Freeman Turned Down Hobbit Role

Martin Freeman turned down the chance to play Bilbo Baggins in 'The Hobbit'.The actor was offered the lead in Peter Jackson's big-screen adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novel but declined because he had already signed...

Jackson Expects Decision Soon Re The Hobbit

Peter Jackson said Wednesday that he expects to make a decision soon about whether he will direct The Hobbit , a two-part prequel to The Lord of the Rings . In an interview with New...

Jackson To Fly In Style In New Private Jet

Filmmaker and aviation buff PETER JACKSON will be taking off from Middle Earth in style the next time he flies - the LORD OF THE RINGS mastermind has purchased a new private plane.The director has...

Peter Jackson Goes Casting For Hobbit Players

While the future of MGM remains an enigma, producer-director Peter Jackson nevertheless is continuing to make preparations for the production of The Hobbit , which is expected to be MGM's first production when and if...

Jackson -- Er, Derek -- Says Nothing's Decided About Hobbit

Despite trade reports on Monday claiming that Peter Jackson is in talks with Warner Bros./New Line and MGM to direct the Hobbit prequels, Jackson is insisting that "nothing has really changed." In an interview with...

Report Peter Jackson Returning To Middle Earth

It now appears likely that Peter Jackson, who directed the Lord of the Rings trilogy, will also direct the two Hobbit prequels, the two entertainment industry trade publications, Daily Variety and The Hollywood Reporter ,...

Jackson Emerges As Hobbit Favourite

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,...

Peter Jackson May Yet Direct The Hobbit

It now appears that Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson could wind up directing the two-part Rings prequel, The Hobbit, after all. Following the decision by director Guillermo del Toro to walk away from...

Guillermo Del Toro Quits The Hobbit

Guillermo del Toro has pulled out of 'The Hobbit'. The director quit the movie following continued delays with production, but confessed he "regrets" having to make the decision to leave the two-part prequel. Speaking to...

Bull Flees Lion, Leaving Hobbit Hobbled

The long-drawn-out efforts to sell MGM, which owns the rights to The Hobbit , have resulted in the decision by Guillermo del Toro to pull out of directing the planned two-part movie based on the...

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