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BREAKING NEWS: James Nesbitt is Bofur & Adam Brown is Ori!

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Nov 1 2010, 8:08pm


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PETER JACKSON ANNOUNCES LATEST ADDITION TO THE HOBBIT CAST James Nesbitt Confirmed to Play Major Role in The Hobbit. (LOS ANGELES November 1, 2010) “One of Britain's most beloved actors, James Nesbitt (Millions and TV's Cold Feet), is the latest actor to join the ensemble cast of The Hobbit, it was jointly announced today by Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Operating Officer, New Line Cinema; Alan Horn, President and Chief Operating Officer, Warner Bros.; and Steve Cooper, co-Chief Executive Officer of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.

Nesbitt will play Bofur, a disarmingly forthright, funny and occasionally brave Dwarf. "James's charm, warmth and wit are legendary as is his range as an actor in both comedic and dramatic roles. We feel very lucky to be able to welcome him as one of our cast." said director Peter Jackson.

Newcomer, Adam Brown will play Ori, another of the Dwarf Company which sets out to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from the infamous dragon, Smaug. Jackson comments, "Adam is a wonderfully expressive actor and has a unique screen presence. I look forward to seeing him bring Ori to life".

Nesbitt and Brown will join the cast announced on October 21, which includes Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage (soon to appear in Captain America: The First Avenger), Aidan Turner (TV's Being Human), Rob Kazinsky (TVs EastEnders), Graham McTavish (Secretariat), John Callen (TV's Power Rangers Jungle Fury), Stephen Hunter (TV's All Saints), Mark Hadlow (King Kong) and Peter Hambleton (TV's The Strip).

Since The Hobbit films received a green light on October 15, pre-production has been in full swing with release dates set for December, 2012 and December, 2013. The two The Hobbit films are being co-produced by New Line Cinema and MGM, with New Line managing production, Warner Bros Pictures handling domestic distribution and MGM distributing internationally.

Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Carolynne Cunningham are producing the films, with co-writer Philippa Boyens serving as co-producer and Ken Kamins as executive producer. The Oscar-winning, critically acclaimed LOTR trilogy, also from the production team of Jackson, Walsh and Cunningham, grossed nearly $3 billion worldwide at the box office. In 2003, "Return of the King" swept the Academy Awards, winning all of the 11 categories in which it was nominated, including Best Picture, the first ever Best Picture win for a fantasy film. The trilogy's production was also unprecedented at the time.

ABOUT NEW LINE CINEMA:
New Line Cinema continues to be one of the most successful independent film companies. For more than 40 years, its mission has been to produce innovative, popular, profitable entertainment in the best creative environment. A pioneer in franchise filmmaking, New Line produced the Oscar-winning "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, which is a landmark in the history of film franchises. New Line Cinema is a division of Warner Bros.

ABOUT PETER JACKSON/WINGNUT FILMS:
Peter Jackson is one of the world's most successful filmmakers. His monumental achievement co-writing, co-producing and directing The Lord of the Rings trilogy (with fellow Academy Award winners and frequent collaborators Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens) earned a total of 30 Academy Award nominations and 17 Academy Awards. Jackson and Walsh received their first Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay for their acclaimed film Heavenly Creatures. Jackson, through his New Zealand-based Wingnut Films banner, also was responsible for the globally successful 2005 remake of King Kong which earned over $500 million worldwide and 3 Academy Awards. Jackson most recently directed the Academy Award nominated The Lovely Bones; an adaptation of the acclaimed best-selling novel by Alice Sebold, which to date has earned nearly $100 million worldwide; and he produced the global sensation, District 9, which received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. He is also developing a trilogy of films with Steven Spielberg based on Tintin, the world renowned comic book series by Herge. In 2010 he received a Knighthood for his services to film.

ABOUT METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. is actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home video, interactive media, music, and licensed merchandise. The company owns the world's largest library of modern films, comprising around 4,100 titles. Operating units include Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., United Artists Films Inc., MGM Television Entertainment Inc., MGM Networks Inc., MGM Distribution Co., MGM International Television Distribution Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment LLC, MGM ON STAGE, MGM Music, MGM Consumer Products and MGM Interactive. In addition, MGM has ownership interests in domestic and international TV channels reaching over 130 countries. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.

(This post was edited by Altaira on Nov 2 2010, 1:22am)

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BREAKING NEWS: James Nesbitt is Bofur & Adam Brown is Ori! News from Bree Send a private message to News from Bree Nov 1 2010, 8:08pm
    Exciting! Seanwise Send a private message to Seanwise Nov 2 2010, 1:16am
        Bofur a major character...? Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Nov 2 2010, 1:19am
            I suspect Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Nov 2 2010, 1:36am
                Silverlode, possibly... Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Nov 2 2010, 1:41am
                    Well, Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Nov 2 2010, 1:48am
    Yes! R4W13Y Send a private message to R4W13Y Nov 2 2010, 1:19am
    Looks like two great choices to me Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Nov 2 2010, 1:20am
        Agree with everything you've said! // R4W13Y Send a private message to R4W13Y Nov 2 2010, 1:22am
        I'm curious to see Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Nov 2 2010, 1:41am
            I think you may definitely be on to something Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Nov 2 2010, 1:45am
                Kili and Fili Seanwise Send a private message to Seanwise Nov 2 2010, 1:50am
                    Oh yeah Fili and Kili {spoiler} lurtz2010 Send a private message to lurtz2010 Nov 2 2010, 1:53am
                    Yes. Another good point Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Nov 2 2010, 1:56am
                        Speaking of brothers... Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Nov 2 2010, 2:01am
                        The young Dwarves will be the ones with the I-Pods. // Kangi Ska Send a private message to Kangi Ska Nov 2 2010, 2:05am
                            Could It Be True TheGoblinKing Send a private message to TheGoblinKing Nov 2 2010, 2:50am
                    I've got it! Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Nov 2 2010, 2:11am
                        I would look for Mel Brooks in the director's credits. // Tim Send a private message to Tim Nov 2 2010, 2:15am
                        I love it!! Kangi Ska Send a private message to Kangi Ska Nov 2 2010, 2:15am
                            No. Eowyn of Penns Woods Send a private message to Eowyn of Penns Woods Nov 2 2010, 2:27am
                                That is so bad...// Kangi Ska Send a private message to Kangi Ska Nov 2 2010, 2:30am
                                We're not worthy! *bows down* Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Nov 2 2010, 3:38am
                        ROFL!! :D / Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Nov 2 2010, 2:19am
                    That's possible. Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Nov 2 2010, 2:14am
                        I had always thought of the dwarves' hood/beard colors in that order... Calafalas Send a private message to Calafalas Nov 2 2010, 2:35am
                            Depends on how it's done. Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Nov 2 2010, 2:59am
                                Definitely! NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Nov 2 2010, 11:48am
            It took two viewings of FOTR Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Nov 2 2010, 2:15am
        Yeah, so far... Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Nov 2 2010, 5:46am
    Bofur and Bombur Mooseboy018 Send a private message to Mooseboy018 Nov 2 2010, 1:25am
    Adam Brown... Seanwise Send a private message to Seanwise Nov 2 2010, 1:29am
        Thanks for pointing that out Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Nov 2 2010, 1:40am
            Maybe we'll get lucky and our Adam Brown will post something public... Ainu Laire Send a private message to Ainu Laire Nov 2 2010, 1:47am
                Adam Brown TheBaldEgo Send a private message to TheBaldEgo Jan 13 2011, 9:53am
    Ha ha! The fun continues! // Tim Send a private message to Tim Nov 2 2010, 1:30am
        fun, fun, fun Seanwise Send a private message to Seanwise Nov 2 2010, 1:37am
            Yes. I wonder what the Elvish letter 13 looks like Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Nov 2 2010, 1:42am
                Elvish? No way! sharku Send a private message to sharku Nov 2 2010, 8:01am
                    Not Ori NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Nov 2 2010, 11:50am
    So nice to have a steady stream... Owain Send a private message to Owain Nov 2 2010, 1:36am
    Experienced and Newbie in one fell swoop Garfeimao Send a private message to Garfeimao Nov 2 2010, 2:02am
        *grins* Kelvarhin Send a private message to Kelvarhin Nov 2 2010, 2:21am
            Well look at the cast, for heaven's sake Garfeimao Send a private message to Garfeimao Nov 2 2010, 2:43am
                Hey, I was... I was ;-) Kelvarhin Send a private message to Kelvarhin Nov 2 2010, 2:49am
    Balin Mooseboy018 Send a private message to Mooseboy018 Nov 2 2010, 2:06am
    Adam Brown??? Seanwise Send a private message to Seanwise Nov 2 2010, 2:11am
        Could be Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Nov 2 2010, 2:23am
            Adam Brown? (Part Two) Seanwise Send a private message to Seanwise Nov 2 2010, 2:24am
                The *real* Adam Brown! Seanwise Send a private message to Seanwise Nov 2 2010, 2:47am
                    Another pic of Adam Brown Seanwise Send a private message to Seanwise Nov 2 2010, 3:04am
                        Adam Brown in Cheesetrings commerical... Seanwise Send a private message to Seanwise Nov 2 2010, 3:42am
                    Well, if Xo posted it, I believe it Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Nov 2 2010, 3:12am
    Wait! Here is something: .......(Gandalf speaking) Pryderi Send a private message to Pryderi Nov 2 2010, 2:31am
        Good find, Pryderi Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Nov 2 2010, 2:39am
        You are correct about Ori NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Nov 2 2010, 11:53am
    Ten down duats Send a private message to duats Nov 2 2010, 3:12am
        Check out Waking Ned Devine and Jekyll Garfeimao Send a private message to Garfeimao Nov 2 2010, 3:19am
    Casting Announcement Order... Pete Send a private message to Pete Nov 2 2010, 5:08am
    Casting Bofur flodwyns Send a private message to flodwyns Nov 2 2010, 5:36am
    BoB? Nesse Send a private message to Nesse Nov 2 2010, 7:31am
        Yeah, BoBs avatar is a picture of himself // RaoulJ Send a private message to RaoulJ Nov 2 2010, 7:40am
        bob no merlwynd Send a private message to merlwynd Nov 2 2010, 8:09am
            tennant... merlwynd Send a private message to merlwynd Nov 2 2010, 8:11am
                whoever they are... merlwynd Send a private message to merlwynd Nov 2 2010, 8:56am
    This is fun! dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Nov 2 2010, 8:03am
    I'm going to be optimistic for once :D DrDeath153 Send a private message to DrDeath153 Nov 2 2010, 11:35am
    "Bofur, a disarmingly forthright, funny and occasionally brave Dwarf"... NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Nov 2 2010, 12:02pm
    Great news King Isildur of Gondor Send a private message to King Isildur of Gondor Nov 2 2010, 12:24pm
    They're going to have to cast a really great actor for Balin Alientraveller Send a private message to Alientraveller Nov 2 2010, 4:12pm
        Script was writtin months ago Garfeimao Send a private message to Garfeimao Nov 3 2010, 11:23pm
    This is great, proof of that there will be 13 dwarves! // macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Nov 2 2010, 5:34pm
    All good news Flagg Send a private message to Flagg Nov 2 2010, 6:12pm
    Bilbo's 13 maut Send a private message to maut Nov 2 2010, 8:37pm

 
 
 

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