‘THE HOBBIT’ Update: MARTIN FREEMAN Cast As BILBO BAGGINS, MoreOctober 24, 2010
Martin Freeman (THE HTCHHIKERS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, HOT FUZZ) will play Bilbo Baggins, the hero of the story.
Richard Armitage (UK TV’s “MI-5” and soon to appear in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER) is set to play Thorin Oakenshield, the leader of the Company of Dwarves which sets off to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from a thieving dragon.
Rounding out the Company of Dwarves are Aidan Turner (TV’s “Being Human”) and Rob Kazinsky (TVs “EastEnders”) who play Kili and Fili, respectively.
The remaining dwarves will be played by Graham McTavish (Secretariat and TV’s “24”) as Dwalin; John Callen (TV’s “Power Rangers Jungle Fury”) as Oin; Stephen Hunter (TV’s “All Saints”) as Bombur; Mark Hadlow (King Kong) as Dori; and Peter Hambleton (TV’s “The Strip”) as Gloin.
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The two Hobbit movies will be directed by PETER JACKSON and are scheduled for release a year apart from each other on December, 2012 and December, 2013.