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Anteor
Bree

Jan 4 2010, 10:54pm

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Casting Call Release? Link Enclosed Can't Post

http://www.movies.spoilertv.com/...it-casting-call.html

the above link gives casting details for The Hobbit, what characters are up for grabs etc. I highly doubt its real but I just thought I'd mention it


Voronwë_the_Faithful
Valinor

Jan 5 2010, 12:03am

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Fun stuff, even though obviously false [In reply to] Can't Post

I'd be somewhat more inclined to believe it might be true if they hadn't completely left out Balin! Still, that took some considerable imagination, and it was fun to read.

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Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Jan 5 2010, 2:41am

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The main site seems to think it's real... [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm not so sure.So many characters are missing, (Balin, Bombur, the rest of the Dwarves, Beorn, Goblin King, Dain, ETC), yet "Alfrid" the Master of Lake-town's servant is a "Lead"? I don't think so.

From the main page: "SpoilerTV.com just alerted us to a list they posted today of major roles being cast for 'The Hobbit.' They’ve assured us their sources (and their track record) are reliable and we’ve confirmed via our sources that it is legit, though please note that the character descriptions are for audition purposes."

Still very interesting...Even if it isn't real, the rumors and spoilers are all part of the fun!

BTW, "for audition purposes" means that they may be looking for a particular type of actor, but they won't be playing that particular character in the final film. it's not at all uncommon in films attempting to maintain at least a semblance of secrecy...

PS- Anyone want to bet that the "Elf-Lord" in question is Glorfindel? Wink


(This post was edited by Captain Salt on Jan 5 2010, 2:49am)


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Jan 5 2010, 2:50am

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This appears to *NOT* be legit [In reply to] Can't Post

Post (and Home Page story) have been edited: FYI, we've checked and double-checked (and now triple checked) with them and with our sources, and this appears to *not* be legitimate.

As the Home Page update implies, we don't take stories like this lightly and endeavor to validate them whenever possible, which we've been doing all evening. We've been getting mixed feedback, but finally heard from a VERY reliable source that this particular list isn't legitimate at this time.

We'll continue to carry the latest stories and rumors, and continue to use every possible resource to validate them for our readers. Smile


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(This post was edited by Altaira on Jan 5 2010, 3:44am)


Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Jan 5 2010, 2:57am

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Wow! [In reply to] Can't Post

Very intriguing! Wonder if Drogo and Primula get caught up in the Necromancer storyline while poor Bilbo's riding on barrels and being singed by Smaug? In any case, if this is a reflection of the final films, they're definitely expanding the scope and focus of the duology to be much more of a prequel, rather than a prelude. I guess they said that's what they doing, didn't they?


Henoluin Elsilim
Rivendell


Jan 5 2010, 3:02am

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I was really excited [In reply to] Can't Post

when I saw this, and even if it does turn out to be fake its been an enjoyable read! The whole elven romance thing between the new never-before-heard-of-elf-girl and an unnamed "elf-lord" of Rivendell did make me shudder though, I'm not gonna lie. Wink

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Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Jan 5 2010, 3:46am

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Makes Me Think "Tolkien In Love" [In reply to] Can't Post

Leglas & Itaril the Elflord's Daughter

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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Jan 5 2010, 3:46am

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Gotta like Bards desired age range [In reply to] Can't Post

35 to 48. What if you are 34 or 49?

I'm about smack in the middle of the range they are considering... just saying.Unimpressed

The "Elf Warrior" role has heart throb written all over it. Good.


Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Jan 5 2010, 3:58am

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Update... [In reply to] Can't Post

"After touching base with more of our contacts, we’ve been notified that this is not a valid list of lead roles and, in fact, some of the roles listed in the links are not relevant. Stay tuned here for more casting information as we get it, and rest assured we will follow every new story to confirm whether or not it is legit."

...from the main page. So, does this mean that the list itself is fake, on the roles are real but most aren't "Lead" roles?


(This post was edited by Captain Salt on Jan 5 2010, 3:59am)


Altaira
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Jan 5 2010, 4:43am

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I would take the list as a whole with a grain of salt [In reply to] Can't Post

A very BIG grain of salt.


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Elven
Valinor


Jan 5 2010, 5:09am

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Itaril & Primula??? [In reply to] Can't Post

Crazy [ITARIL] FEMALE, A WOODLAND ELF, this character is one the Silvan Elves. The Silvan Elves are seen as more earthy and practical. Shorter than other elves, she is still quick and lithe and physically adept, being able to fight with both sword and bow. Showing promise as a fighter at a young age, ITARIL was chosen to train to become part of the Woodland King’s Guard. This is the only life she has ever expected to live, until she meets and secretly falls in love with a young ELF LORD. This role will require a wig and contact lenses to be worn. Some prosthetic make-up may also be required. LEAD. AGE: 17-27. ACCENT – STANDARD R.P.

[PRIMULA BRANDYBUCK] Primula is a bright, lively and pretty young Hobbit. She is considered to be ‘wayward’ and ‘not proper’. But PRIMULA doesn’t care. - Prone to letting words and thoughts tumble out of her mouth without pause, PRIMULA can also be acutely observant. Kind hearted with a loving nature, she is the type of person who can light up a room sptv050769. LEAD. AGE: 18-27 STANDARD R.P. OR SLIGHTLY ACCENTED REGIONAL ENGLISH ACCENT.


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weaver
Half-elven

Jan 5 2010, 5:45am

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Shoot, just when I was figuring that Elijah Wood could get to play his father... [In reply to] Can't Post

..and couldn't you just see Jackson giving him a nice drowning scene?

On the other hand, I did wonder if I had fallen asleep for three months and that it was now April 1, once I got to that elf princess and elf lord bit!

Weaver





carrioncrow
Lorien

Jan 5 2010, 10:54am

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is it real? [In reply to] Can't Post

i think the focus on fili and kili and the omission of Balin are the biggest clue this may be someone's idea of a joke.

if so, they deserve credit for mimicking the format and writing style of the character sheets used a decade ago for casting PJ's LOTR. Those casting notes were the first major spoilers in the run up to the start of producrion back then, and proved to be the real deal (despite being dismissed by many at the time because of the description of Arwen and an overly comical Gandalf)

Also the omission of Beorn and expansion of radagast (although appealing to me on a certain level) seems far fetched


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Tim
Tol Eressea


Jan 5 2010, 7:09pm

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Thanks... [In reply to] Can't Post

... for triple checking! Smile

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sticklebat
Lorien


Jan 5 2010, 8:17pm

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thank the powers that be... [In reply to] Can't Post

that this is likely bunk...

who the Sam-hell is "Alfrid"?
and random female Wood Elf?...possible Elven romance?
that would have my stomach turning and my blood boiling...
yuck...Crazy
please gawd...no...don't do this...what a disaster it would be...

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Garfeimao
Rohan


Jan 5 2010, 11:49pm

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le sigh [In reply to] Can't Post

Let the false spy reports begin. It's clearly a sign that people want the news, and would rather make it up, than just wait for it to happen.

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Brandybuckled
Lorien

Jan 6 2010, 12:20am

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the answer is plain... [In reply to] Can't Post


In Reply To
yet "Alfrid" the Master of Lake-town's servant is a "Lead"?




Well, clearly Michael Caine is playing Alfrid, and the Master of Laketown is Batman.


Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Jan 6 2010, 12:40am

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Well, obviously... [In reply to] Can't Post

Batman wanted to know if his suit would protect him from dogs in his last film. I wonder how it would hold up against dragons?


SteveDJ
Rivendell

Jan 6 2010, 3:17am

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Main page link is faulty anyway... [In reply to] Can't Post

So it is probably just as well that this sounds like it is fake - as the link from the Main Page is broken (very mangled even). I had to come here, in the top post of this thread, to get a link that works.

On first read, as I encountered the female roles, I thought "...ok, that explains the earlier rumors of a female role...". And, Smaug being listed as "he" was reassuring.

But then again, if it is all fake, then - oh well. Back to fretting over these things again. Laugh


Altaira
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Jan 6 2010, 3:30am

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It's fixed now. Thanks. // [In reply to] Can't Post

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Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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carrioncrow
Lorien

Jan 6 2010, 11:24am

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is it possible... [In reply to] Can't Post

that some of the glaring omissions here (Beorn, Wood Elves King, Balin) are because actors for those roles have already been inked?


olipowell
Bree

Jan 6 2010, 12:12pm

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I'm hearing different things... [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm hearing from various sources that 'parts' of this breakdown may be accurate. So I wouldnt write it off completely!

I know for absolute certain they ARE casting at least one female role.

Also the fact that Balin and several others are not included does not mean anything!...Breakdowns are not always ALL issued at the same time. This could have been one particular section of several breakdowns...or it might well be that as people have already commented certain characters may already be 'inked' as possible...

I'm not believing it at the moment but wouldnt write it off as I say...

have sent it to my agent and asked him to investigate...

:D


Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Jan 6 2010, 12:43pm

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Pretty sure that the female role will end up being a Dwarf... [In reply to] Can't Post

Guillermo has said things along the lines of "Tolkien never said the Dwarves were all male" and "Female Dwarves look just like male Dwarves anyway, even going so far as having beards", so I'd assume that would pretty much be a confirmation at least one of Thorin and Company will be feminized. Ironic that they've decided to do this themselves, seeing as PJ had to resist pressure from the studio to turn either Merry or Pippin into a woman! Still, I can see the need for there to be a character with a female energy and dynamic in an otherwise all-male cast.


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Jan 6 2010, 11:07pm

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Anyone Else Think [In reply to] Can't Post

They might be testing the water. "How far can we push this?" Will the fan community rebel if we...?

Kangi Ska

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Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Jan 7 2010, 2:54am

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It's certainly possible... [In reply to] Can't Post

Of course, they should know by now that we probably will rebel if they deviate from the source material too much. Remember "Arwen: Warrior Princess"? Tongue

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