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“The Hobbit” has dwarves and Bilbo in its latest photo

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Before any journey, even an “Unexpected Journey,” there needs to be a feast. In the latest photo from Peter Jackson’s upcoming “The Hobbit,” the dwarves recruited by Gandalf the Great (Ian McKellen) tower over Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), suggesting just how much trouble our dear hobbit[...]

“The Hobbit” trailer promises wizards, magic and a precious ring

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: You shall not pass … before watching the first official trailer for Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” which finally made its way to the Internet late Tuesday night. We have it for you below in glorious HD. “Bilbo Baggins. I’m looking for someone to[...]

Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” adds two, finds Smaug’s voice

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: At this rate, it sounds like Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” adaptation will be adding cast members right up until the first film’s opening in December 2012. Two new actors have joined the ensemble. Luke Evans (“Clash of the Titans”) and Benedict Cumberbatch will appear in Jackson’s[...]

“Hobbit” film names, release dates announced

By Kim Palacios hollywoodnews.com: Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Hobbit” prequels to “The Lord of the Rings” series finally have names. Gossip Cop broke the news, rating the rumor a 10 on the “real vs. rumor” scale (the highest possible score). Reportedly, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” will open[...]

“Hobbit” adds “Conchords” star as elf

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Bret McKenzie, best known for his role in HBO comedy musical “Flight of the Conchords,” has been cast as an elf in Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit.” The project, currently filming in New Zealand, follows Bilbo Baggins’ (Martin Freeman) epic quest to reclaim[...]

Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” films have a March start date

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” has a start date … which must be music to the ears of Jackson and every other “LOTR” fan patiently waiting some good news out of “Hobbit camp after all of these setbacks and delays. 3Foot7 Ltd, production company of Jackson’s two[...]

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[...]

Ian McKellen treats press to ‘Hobbit’ buzz

HollywoodNews.com: Sir Ian McKellen, aka Gandolf in “Lord of the Rings,” seems to be the go-to guy when it comes to news on “The Hobbit” which has been in limbo due to the MGM sale and a changeover in directors. After expressing concern that the film might be stalled, McKellen[...]

Martin Freeman may join Peter Jackson’s ‘Hobbit,’ talks resume

HollywoodNews.com: Stop the presses. Martin Freeman, the British actor from “The Office,” is still in the running for the Bilbo Baggins lead in Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit.” U.K.’s The Sun originally reported that a scheduling conflict with the BBC “Sherlock Holmes” series prevented the actor from committing to the prolific[...]

Peter Jackson finds and loses his ‘Hobbit’ Bilbo Baggins

HollywoodNews.com: Peter Jackson apparently offered the role of Bilbo Baggins in the upcoming “The Hobbit” to Martin Freeman – only to have the British actor turn it down. U.S. audiences might be acquainted with Freeman’s work from the film “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” in which he played the[...]