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A summary of 'The Hobbit' casting discussion so far
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Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Oct 18 2010, 11:30am

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You know...Sleepy, Dopy & Doc. Off to slay Puff the Magic Dragon. ;) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Kangi Ska Resident Bird Brain

The Hobbit is here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At night you can not tell if crows are black or white.

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Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Oct 18 2010, 11:35am

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So, you work in TV Network advertising? [In reply to] Can't Post

And that is the rest of the story.Cool

Kangi Ska Resident Bird Brain

The Hobbit is here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At night you can not tell if crows are black or white.

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Patty
Immortal


Oct 18 2010, 11:42am

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Confirmation? Who needs confirmation? [In reply to] Can't Post

We also thrive on RUMORS. They fly through these threads and ignite us like lightning.Laugh

Whatcha got?

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ranger123
Rivendell

Oct 18 2010, 11:46am

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Haha, no afraid not, but here is the rumor.... [In reply to] Can't Post

Irish actor Aidan Turner (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2636108/) may be playing the role of both Fili & Kili

I don't have any confirmation or links to prove that yet but there you go.


Patty
Immortal


Oct 18 2010, 11:48am

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oh wow, thanks! [In reply to] Can't Post

 I hope they don't chose to make Kili and Fili nice looking (for dwarves). There should be no dwarven heart-throbs.

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(This post was edited by Patty on Oct 18 2010, 11:50am)


dormouse
Half-elven

Oct 18 2010, 1:03pm

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I think we're probably safe there.... [In reply to] Can't Post

... it's a bit hard to cause cardiac throbbing from behind a great splodge of prosthetic face mask and a very, very long beard!

On the casting front there seems to be a growing tide of mentions of David Tennant for 'an unnamed role'. Wonder what it could be?


Earl
Forum Admin / Moderator


Oct 18 2010, 1:08pm

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David Tennant... I suddenly see him as Thranduil... though it'd be weird to imagine Orlando as his son ;) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



dormouse
Half-elven

Oct 18 2010, 1:44pm

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He certainly has the build and looks for an elf... [In reply to] Can't Post

... and he's a really good actor. I'd be happy to see him in the film, it was just the idea of him as a hobbit that seemed bizarre.


Earl
Forum Admin / Moderator


Oct 18 2010, 1:46pm

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Yeah I know... [In reply to] Can't Post

... if they're going for someone with "hobbity" mannerisms AND someone who resembles Sir Ian Holm, I personally believe Martin Freeman is the guy Smile



Nesse
Lorien

Oct 18 2010, 2:08pm

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yep I read that too! [In reply to] Can't Post

Im sure its a typo or some kinda mistake cos that would cause mayhem if it were true, I know MGM are short of cash but this is rediculous.


Nesse
Lorien

Oct 18 2010, 2:14pm

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sorry this my previous post was in reply to... [In reply to] Can't Post

"Also looking likely is James Nesbitt, who, according to Pajiba’s Twitter feed, has already being offered a role - that of Bofur, one of the three dwarfs who accompany Bilbo on his quest. "


dormouse
Half-elven

Oct 18 2010, 2:22pm

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

... I did a double-take when I saw that, then assumed that the writer didn't know much about The Hobbit. After all, if you were whittling the thirteen dwarves down to three, I don't think you'd pick Bofur, would you? I think it's quite interesting that an actor has been rumoured for Bofur at all - it suggests that they're trying to bring out the individual characters of the 'lesser' dwarves.


macfalk
Valinor


Oct 18 2010, 3:24pm

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Agreed Dormouse, Bofur is one of those "mute" dwarves [In reply to] Can't Post

If I had to press it down to 3 dwarves, I would take Thorin, Balin and Bombur. Certainly not Bofur!





(This post was edited by macfalk on Oct 18 2010, 3:25pm)


Flagg
Tol Eressea


Oct 18 2010, 4:10pm

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Did you think Cate Blanchett as Liv Tyler's granny was weird too? [In reply to] Can't Post

Smile


Flagg
Tol Eressea


Oct 18 2010, 4:15pm

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Doug Jones talks The Hobbit [In reply to] Can't Post

http://www.bleedingcool.com/...ankenstein-and-more/

Here's an interview with Doug Jones. It was made after the greenlight announcement, but there's not much new info. They talk about The Hobbit for the first few minutes. Apparently Guillermo never told *anyone* which role he had planned for Jones, and no one (including Jones and del Toro) knows if he's still up for a part. However, Jones is still interested in appearing in the films; he says he hopes Peter Jackson 'remembers' him. I think there's hope yet...


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Oct 18 2010, 5:30pm

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They are elves. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Kangi Ska Resident Bird Brain

The Hobbit is here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At night you can not tell if crows are black or white.

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Greenwood Hobbit
Grey Havens


Oct 18 2010, 10:41pm

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John Hurt [In reply to] Can't Post

is currently voicing a very convincing dragon in 'Merlin' - but it wouldn't do to have Smaug sounding like he lurked around Camelot. Ooh - Mark Gatiss? He can do silky menace very well.


ranger123
Rivendell


Oct 18 2010, 11:09pm

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Cast announcement "expected shortly"! [In reply to] Can't Post

A spokesman for New Line cinema refused to confirm any casting details, saying that "nothing is finalised", but added that an announcement was expected shortly.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/freeman-to-lead-british-invasion-into-middle-earth-2110275.html


rings7
Rohan


Oct 19 2010, 12:31am

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oh god [In reply to] Can't Post


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A spokesman for New Line cinema refused to confirm any casting details, saying that "nothing is finalised", but added that an announcement was expected shortly.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/freeman-to-lead-british-invasion-into-middle-earth-2110275.html



*biting nails*Crazy


duats
Grey Havens

Oct 19 2010, 1:27am

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"Shortly" [In reply to] Can't Post

In studio speak is probably another month or two.

Course, I'd love to be wrong.


Tim
Tol Eressea


Oct 19 2010, 1:35am

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Well anything's possible [In reply to] Can't Post

but if they're really starting in February they don't have that long they have to start carting people over to New Zealand asap.

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rings7
Rohan


Oct 19 2010, 2:40am

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Not necessarily [In reply to] Can't Post


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In studio speak is probably another month or two.

Course, I'd love to be wrong.



I've heard of casting announcements from other films before, when the movie itself won't start filming till a few more months ahead.

If they're starting in February, they need to secure cast now, unless they wanna wait till one month before which is nonsense.


Earl
Forum Admin / Moderator


Oct 19 2010, 6:02am

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Cate has this "timelessness" about her... [In reply to] Can't Post

... which totally makes her believable as Liv's grandmother, besides that fact that (in Sam's words) she seems both "old and young" Smile



Flagg
Tol Eressea


Oct 19 2010, 4:04pm

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Assuming they're filming in NZ at all... [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Oct 19 2010, 6:04pm

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I would have auditioned for Roac [In reply to] Can't Post

But the makeup would be a problem.

Kangi Ska the Tao Bird

The Hobbit is here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At night you can not tell if crows are black or white.

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