May 22, 2017

Peter Jackson announces “Hobbit” cast, confirms Martin Freeman as Bilbo


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: We may not know where Peter Jackson will shoot “The Hobbit,” but we just found out who will be in it.

The director has announced the following actors for his “Hobbit” production: Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield, Aidan Turner and Rob Kazinsky as Kili and Fili, Graham McTavish as Dwalin, John Callen as Oin, Stephen Hunter as Bombur, and Mark Hadlow as Dori and Peter Hambleton as Gloin.

Slash Film says more casting news is on the way, including the supposed confirmation of the return of Ian McKellen as Gandalf and Andy Serkis as Gollum.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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