Despite set backs, it has been officially announced that principal photography for “The Hobbit” will start on Monday March 21st 2011.
Saoirse Ronan, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her 2009 role in Peter Jackson’s “The Lovely Bones,” has been cast in Jackson’s upcoming fantasy epic “The Hobbit.”
“Could I let Gandalf go? Would anyone else care if I did? Elsewhere, does anyone care that Michael Gambon was not the first to play Dumbledore?”
A casting director for Peter Jackson’s upcoming film adaptations of “The Hobbit” has been fired after placing newspaper ads seeking extras with “light skin tones” only.
Over the weekend actor Sir Ian McKellen wrote on his personal website hinting that he’ll reprise his role as Gandalf in Peter Jackson’s next two “Hobbit” films.