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    Peter Jackson Wants 'Flight Of The Conchords' Star Bret McKenzie For 'The Hobbit'

    It was a blink and you miss it moment from "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," so you'll be forgiven if you missed it, but "Flight of the Conchords" star Bret McKenzie was in the film. During the council meeting where Frodo says, "I will take it!" the camera pans over to a pouty elf...

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    'The Hobbit' Begins Its 14-Month Shoot In New Zealand

    Well, ordinarily, a film beginning production is hardly a newsworthy event, but when it's "The Hobbit" some exceptions have to be made. Surviving the near collapse of its home MGM, Guillermo Del Toro leaving last year, union woes and Peter Jackson getting hospitalized in January with a perforated ul...

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    Do 'The Hobbit' Films Now Have Two (Totally Boring) Titles?

    After suffering bankruptcy, a director exiting the film due to production delays and a sidelining ulcer, Peter Jackson's long gestating "The Hobbit" films are set to begin this month and we're only at the tip of the iceberg of rumors and news that will continue to trickle out in the coming months. M...

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    Saoirse Ronan Says She's Still Not Confirmed For 'The Hobbit'

    The "is she? isn't she?" game of whether or not Saoirse Ronan will join "The Hobbit" continues. Last month, casting agent Ros Hubbard said that Ronan has been cast—or is intended to be cast—in “The Hobbit" saying, “[W]orking with Peter Jackson is like working with a family. So they’ll have a great ...

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    First Look At The Entire Cast Of 'The Hobbit'; Ian McKellen Plans On A Play During Filming Downtime

    Take a good look. These are the faces (and names) that are going to dominate the movie blogosphere for the next couple of years. With Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" now set to lens next month after the director had a minor medical setback, the cast assembled for a press conference this week in New Zea...

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    Following Peter Jackson's Hospitalization, 'The Hobbit' Will Now Start Filming On March 21st

    Bankruptcies, defecting directors and stomach ulcers -- the road to getting "The Hobbit" in front of cameras has been a long and rocky one. Last week it was reported that the film faced another setback when director Peter Jackson was hospitalized with a perforated stomach ulcer, a rather painful ail...

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    Guillermo Del Toro May Not Have His 'Mountains Of Madness' Green Light Yet

    The Director Also Talks About What Would Have Been His Version Of 'The Hobbit' & More In Massive New Yorker TomeIf you haven't heard by now there's a massive dissertation-sized profile piece on filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro in the latest issue of the New Yorker. A fascinating read, the story, penned by Daniel Zalewski, touches on all facets of the 46-year-old filmmaker's life, from his obsession with monsters and macabre expertise in human and animal anatomy that started as a child growing up in Mexico; to his struggles with weight, his painful experiences on leaving "The Hobbit" and his Sisyphean task of bringing "At The Mountains Of Madness"...

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    Casting Agent Says Saoirse Ronan Confirmed For 'The Hobbit'

    While it's not concrete and official just yet, it looks like all signs are pointing to Saoirse Ronan reuniting with Peter Jackson for his massive two-part "The Hobbit."

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    Peter Jackson Hospitalized With Perforated Stomach Ulcer, 'Hobbit' Start Likely To Be Pushed Back

    Possibility Increasing That Hobbiton Was Built On Sacred Indian Burial Ground Man, can a multi-billion dollar franchise not catch a break? After years of delays, following the financial uncertainty over rights holders MGM, followed by the bailing of original helmer Guillermo Del Toro, and controversial labor issues in New Zealand, the two-part adaptation of "The Hobbit," the prequel to "Lord of the Rings" finally seemed to be moving ahead. Original cast members like Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood and Andy Serkis were finally locked in, and they were joined by new additions like Martin Freeman, in the lead role of Bilbo Baggins along with an extens...

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    'The Hobbit': Elijah Wood Talks Frodo; Saoirse Ronan Not Offered A Part; Orlando Bloom Not Locked

    So, some small bits of news surrounding "The Hobbit" have cropped up in the past day or so. Nothing particularly revelatory but just small updates on the progress on the film and in particular, how casting is shaping up.

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