Tag Archives: Martin Freeman

Tina Fey becomes a leading lady in “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”

Without question, Tina Fey is an A-list comedy actress, but I’m not sure how many people realize how good she is at more serious fare. She’s gotten opportunities before, but Fey really gets a chance to shine in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, which is hitting theaters this week. It’s a dramedy[...]

“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[...]

“The Hobbit” set reports from Sir Ian

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: “The Hobbit” fanatics wanting up-to-the-minute updates from Peter Jackson’s film set might want to bookmark Sir Ian McKellen’s Web site. He has better updates than the Hollywood trades! McKellen posted an update from New Zealand saying, “I’ve seen Bilbo – in three dimensions.” From McKellen’s site:[...]

“Hobbit” cast speaks — Watch the press conference here!

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It’s a really good time to be a film geek. Almost every superhero under the sun has a film franchise, many of which are being guided by enormously gifted storytellers like Christopher Nolan or Darren Aronofsky. Big screen adaptations of beloved literary properties are underway. And[...]

“Hobbit” adds two more actors, yet Sir Ian McKellen remains unsigned

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Cast members continue to be added to Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” production while one key player has yet to enter into a contract. Before we get to the absentee star, let’s touch on those we know will be part of “The Hobbit” when it reaches theaters in[...]

Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” staying in New Zealand, PM reports

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Peter Jackson’s Shire isn’t going anywhere. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announced today that, after days of negotiations, “The Hobbit” will film in New Zealand after all. “I’m pleased to announce an agreement has been reached between the New Zealand Government and Warner Brothers to[...]

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[...]

Emily Blunt hits sexy laughs in ‘Wild Target,’ playing at Hollywood Film Festival

HollywoodNews.com: Come meet “Wild Target” Director Jonathan Lynn (“The Whole Nine Yards,” “My Cousin Vinny”) in a Q&A following the Hollywood Film Festival screening on Sunday, Oct. 24, 5 p.m. at the Hollywood ArcLight Cinema. For more info and to buy tickets, click here. REVIEW: It’s been a while since[...]

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[...]