THRALL WORLD’s Big ‘THE HOBBIT’ Update: Casting Begins This Week, “We’re Auditioning For Every Role” – PETER JACKSON

December 8, 2009


Source: HeatVisionBlog.com

Casting on “The Hobbit” begins this week, with wide auditions expected for each part except Gandalf, which is being reserved for Ian McKellen, who played the wizard in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

“We’re auditioning for every role,” [Producer Peter] Jackson said in an interview, adding he is a big believer in casting a wide net to better match actors with the roles.

Read more HERE on some juicy casting rumors – the big one being who will play Bilbo Baggins – and whether or not production on the film has been delayed as has been trickling over the web of late.

In other recent HOBBIT updates:

In a recent in-depth interview, GUILLERMO DEL TORO chatted about all kinds of things he hopes to accomplish in the two movie prequel to the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy. Check that out HERE.

JOHN RHYS DAVIES recently confirmed he will NOT be reprising his role as GIMLI in the new movies. Find out why HERE.

What we do know for certain in casting news is:

Hobbit’ director Guillermo del Toro confirms that Hugo Weaving will be cast in the upcoming ‘Hobbit’ films. While he does not specifically say he is returning as Elrond, when speaking of Andy Serkis, Ian McKellen and Weaving he says, “…as the roles they originated in the trilogy.”

Read more on that HERE.

And finally, in case you missed it; 40 more minutes of LORD OF THE RINGS for you to check out if you’re like us and still haven’t gotten enough of TOLKEIN’s epic and just can’t wait for THE HOBBIT films.

Plot synopsis: Strider must hunt down Gollum to keep the Ring secret.

Directed by CHRIS BOUCHARD, THE HUNT FOR GOLLUM stars; Adrian Webster, Pat O’Connor, Arin Alldridge, Gareth Brough, Rita Ramnani, and Max Bracey.

Made by fans on a shoestring budget for free release on the internet.

More info at THE HUNT FOR GOLLUM Official website.

Check out the trailers below and the full movie for FREE at THIS LOCATION.


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