Jackson also announced another addition to the cast, actor Lee Pace who will portray Elven King Thranduil. Thranduil is the father of Legolas, Orlando Bloom’s character in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. Lee Pace is best known for his work on “Pushing Daisies”, which was a fantastic show. He should be great in the film!
Jackson also shared a photo of Hugo Weaving visiting the set. Weaving played Elrond in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. The character of Elrond also appears in the novel “The Hobbit”. It was just announced that Weaving will be reprising his role of Elrond in “The Hobbit”.
“The Hobbit” will be released in two parts and it is set to star Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Elijah Wood, Ian Holm and likely Orlando Bloom. The first part will hit theaters in December 2012 in 3D!
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