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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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    Andy Serkis & Ian McKellen Are Officially Back For 'The Hobbit'

    Christopher Lee & Ian Holm Set To ReturnOne more highly touted name expected to return for "The Hobbit" has been confirmed. Deadline reports that mo-cap expert Andy Serkis has officially signed on and will be back in the role of Gollum. Update: THR says Sir Ian McKellen is officially in too to repri...

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    Elijah Wood Officially Signs On For 'The Hobbit' & Brit TV Mini-Series 'Treasure Island'

    Yeah, yeah we know. Given the rumors swirling around the past couple days, confirmation was inevitable, but a fresh press release dispatched tonight has confirmed that Elijah Wood will indeed be returning for "The Hobbit." It's largely believed that he will appear in the opening sequence of the film, reading from or telling the tale from the “Red Book of Westmarch" (that Bilbo and Frodo both wrote in during "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy) allowing himself—and the viewers—to experience Bilbo’s story. There are still a few more expected names to be officially locked in (i.e. Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis) but that is likely to be coming prior t...

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    Details Emerge On Elijah Wood's Appearance In 'The Hobbit'

    As word of Elijah Wood's potential return to the franchise that made him a worldwide star picked up yesterday, it was a bit of a question mark how Frodo would factor at all into the story that doesn't feature him at all. Well, the very well informed and well sourced fansite, The One Ring, have picke...

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    Elijah Wood To Return For 'The Hobbit'?

    Oh Yeah, Warner Bros. Is Going To Pay For & Distribute 'The Hobbit' Everywhere TooIn not so shocking news, MGM has a bit of cash crunch, thus the idea of them distributing or even somehow paying for "The Hobbit" was kind of hilarious.

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    Orlando Bloom Likely To Return As Legolas In 'The Hobbit'

    Cate Blanchett has been officially confirmed to return to Peter Jackson's two-part, "The Hobbit" as the elvin queen Galadriel, the Lady of Lothlorien, and now it appears one more elf is returning.

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    Cate Blanchett & Ken Stott Join 'The Hobbit,' Sylvester McCoy & Mikael Persbrandt Confirmed

    More players have joined the growing cast of Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" with two recent names confirmed, one new name we haven't heard had and one famous, familiar face returning.

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    Former 'Dr. Who' Star Sylvester McCoy Confirms He's Been Cast In 'The Hobbit'

    Won't Reveal Who He's Playing, But It's Probably Radagast The BrownLate last summer, actor Sylvester McCoy, probably best known to American audiences for his role on the 1980s version of "Doctor Who," revealed he was in talks to join "The Hobbit" in an unspecified "wizard" role. Well, speaking to th...

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    Swedish Actor Mikael Persbrandt Reportedly Cast In 'The Hobbit'

    The cast of "The Hobbit" continues to grow as it gears up to start shooting in February and it looks like another smaller name has joined a cast of faces that, for the most part, will be making their grand debut on international cinema screens.

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