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    The Hobbit Update: The Cast So Far, Latest Additions are Evangeline Lilly & Barry Humphries

    Check out the latest updates and a selection of the faces (some still unconfirmed) on The Hobbit production currently underway in New Zealand.

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    Peter Jackson Posts First The Hobbit Report, Complete with Maori Ceremony and Andy Serkis in Dots

    Peter Jackson looks happy to be back in Wellywood recreating for The Hobbit many of the same sets from The Lord of the Rings. As the film was about to start shooting, he admits during a Maori opening ceremony, he had thought for a long time that he would not want to return to the world of The Lord o...

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    Director Watch: Jackson on The Hobbit's 48 FPS, Cooper's Out of the Furnace, Jones Eyes Wolverine

    - Crazy Heart writer-producer-director Scott Cooper (pictured in Vanity Fair with his film's Oscar-winning star, Jeff Bridges) will write and direct Out of the Furnace for Relativity. The film will be based on Brad Ingelsby's script, The Low Dweller, in which an ex-con -- just out of prison -- seeks...

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    Javier Bardem for Dark Tower, Penelope Cruz & Woody Allen Reteam, The Hobbit's Legolas & Gollum

    Husband and wife (and new parents) Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz both boast new projects:

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    In The Works: Nolan Helps Snyder with Superman; Working Title's Trash; Flight of Conchords's Hobbit

    - Zack Snyder is under pressure. Empire talks with the Sucker Punch and Superman: Man Of Steel director, who is confronting skepticism following Punch's critical beating. Producer Christopher Nolan, thankfully, is offering plenty of help for the Superman reboot. No surprise, with people asking questions like, "Does Sucker Punch Spell Doom For Superman: Man of Steel?" Says Snyder, "Chris has been amazingly generous with me [with the Superman storyline]…He's making [The Dark Knight Rises] but he takes time if we're knocking around ideas for the script." And why wouldn't he? "Honestly," adds Snyder, "he wants us to make the best movie we can an...

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    Peter Jackson is Back in Middle Earth as The Hobbit Starts Production

    Am I crazy, or doesn't writer-director-producer Peter Jackson look happy again? In the years since he completed The Lord of the Rings trilogy (which grossed a total $3 billion worldwide; extended DVD due June 28), he shot the gargantuan budget King Kong (which would have been hugely successful if it...

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    Sony Negotiating MGM Distrib and Financing Deal, Including Bonds

    Sony and MGM have been in bed together for some time. One of many investors in the company, Sony has released the last two Bond films, and wants to release the next two as well, reports the the LATimes. Streamlined MGM has been strapped for cash for some time, come through bankruptcy, and now has tw...

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    Casting Watch: Theron vs. Rapace For Alien, Hobbit Reunites Cast, Hawkes and Parker for Indie Drama

    - Charlize Theron won't be joining Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer and new cast member Ed Westwick in Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar. Naomi Watts and Amy Adams are being eyed by Eastwood to fill the role of Helen Gandy (Hoover's personal secretary). Who can blame Theron for turning down a secretary when she's set to play the Evil Queen in Unviersal's Snow White and the Huntsman. Twentieth Century Fox reportedly is rewriting their Alien franchise prequel for Theron, but director Ridley Scott seems to be favoring Dragon Tattoo's Noomi Rapace. Theron is the only female movie star beyond Angelina Jolie who can carry an action movie--while less-known S...

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    Elijah Wood Confirmed to Star in The Hobbit, Treasure Island

    Elijah Wood is on the comeback trail. The Lord of the Rings star has signed to reprise his role as Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's prequel of The Hobbit, even though it takes place some 60 years ahead of The Fellowship of the Ring. (Spoiler alert: he's part of a narrative framing device.) The two-p...

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    Warner Bros. Takes On International Distribution for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit

    Warner Bros. has reached a deal to handle the international theatrical and video distribution on MGM's behalf for Peter Jackson's Lord of The Rings trilogy prequel, The Hobbit (in two parts), adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien's novel. MGM will oversee international television licensing for the films and ...

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