Major casting is well under way for the two-part adaptation of The Hobbit, with official signatures on the dotted line for Ian McKellen (Gandalf), Andy Serkis (Gollum), Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins), and of course Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins…
After months of baseless speculation in both the fan and professional media, an official announcement from New Line Cinema confirms that Sir Peter Jackson will direct a two-part film adaptation of The Hobbit, to begin principal photography this February.
The entertainment industry paper reports that Sir Peter Jackson is close to signing a deal to direct the as-un-yet greenlighted two-part film adaptation of “The Hobbit.” According to the paper’s sources, Jackson is in Los Angeles this week, holding casting meetings for “The Hobbit.”
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Mainstream media sources including “Entertainment Weekly” are claiming that LOTR director and “The Hobbit” executive producer Sir Peter Jackson is in negotiations to direct both films, despite previous disclaimers to the contrary from his camp at Wellington, New Zealand’s Wingnut Films.
Frustrated by “ongoing delays,” director Guillermo del Toro has stepped down as helmer of the two parts of the upcoming adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s “The Hobbit…”
Although none of the entities involved have issued official press releases, it has become clear that The Sun newspaper’s report yesterday, that actor Tobey Maguire signed to play the titular role in The Hobbit, was false.
Today Britain’s The Sun newspaper reported that American actor Tobey Maguire, recently released from any commitment to a fourth Spider-Man film, has accepted the role of young Bilbo Baggins in the two upcoming The Hobbit film adaptations.