Monday, February 7, 2011

Filming The Hobbit

The Wall Street Journal reports that "The Hobbit Gets a Date." After a series of delays filming will begin and Peter Jackson is directing.
Tolkien fans get ready: The Hobbit is set to start filming March 21, New Zealand production company 3Foot7 Ltd. said Monday. ....

According to reports, a few actors will reprise their Lord of the Rings roles in this installment, including Andy Serkis as Gollum, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel and Sir Ian McKellan as Gandalf. And British actor Martin Freeman, known for his roles in the movie Love Actually and the BBC comedy show The Office, will play the title hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. .... [more]
The man pictured is Martin Freeman who will be the young[er] Bilbo. I saw him most recently doing a fine turn as Dr. John Watson in Sherlock.

'The Hobbit' Gets a Date -- To Start Filming -- Scene Asia - Scene Asia - WSJ