The Hobbit: Casting Update and Latest on Legal Threat to Movie

by Jul 19, 2009The Hobbit (Movies)

Coventry Telegraph’s award-winning blog The Geek Files posted an interesting article today regarding both the legal issues surrounding the upcoming Hobbit films and the many casting rumors that have been floating around the web. 

Here’s an excerpt: (Full Article)

Online reports claimed Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy and David Tennant were all in the running to play the character, who was portrayed by Ian Holm (pictured below) in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies, and that an announcement was due at Comic-Con. Tennant’s forthcoming appearance at the event led some to believe he had already secured the role.

But Jackson, an executive producer on The Hobbit, says they definitely won’t have casting news for the San Diego convention.

Jackson told Empire: “We won’t be announcing Bilbo for a little while. We’re starting to think about casting, but we’re knee-deep in the script right now.

“And when we do go to actors, they’re probably going to ask to see a script, so we’re powering ahead with getting the first draft done. And that’s going to take us another few months of writing to do.”


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