Straight From the Horses Mouth (Updated July 13) - Michael DeLuca's comments about Casting

Michael DeLuca, one of the big huge suits over at New Line, has been monitoring comments on Ain't it Cool News and decided to leave the following message. Harry looked into it all and it turns out that this is not a hoax. It seems that a lot of people were grumbling about the decision not release more information on the cast. And this is what his response was.

Wow! Fans really hate studios don't they. Look, the bottom line is no one is cast yet beyond who's been announced. Peter's passionate about one particular unknown for Aragorn, and he's in the midst of convincing us. We're still waiting on a great choice for Gandalf, and there's a certain husband and wife team for Faramir and Galadriel that looks like it might work. Believe me, no one is trying to frustrate the fans, it's just that the p.r. people are trying to engineer the biggest announcement possible. Trust us, and anytime someone wants to e-mail me directly, feel free for undercover answers. It's

OK, Now how cool is that? When was the last time that a studio exec did something like that for the fans! I'm willing to say that these guys at New Line are the kind of cool that defines cool! And to top all this off he gives us some casting information. Who could that couple be? And an unknown for Aragorn, man I hope so! That would be wonderful! Someone great for Gandalf. Man, I hope so!

Now I know this project will rock. First New Line gives PJ a $130 million (US) and they convince him to do 3 movies instead of 2. Then they give him another $100 million NZ and now they do this. These guys are great! This film will be great.


I just got an e-mail from speeger who sent in an e-mail to DeLuca and this was the response he got. So boys and girls this looks to be real!

Daniel Day Lewis passed, unfortunately. So did Anthony Hopkins. The problem with the name actors is that it's a 14 month shoot, with no time for them to do other films in between. This leads you into more unknown actors.

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