Lost's Evangeline Lilly has joined The Hobbit.
"Evangeline Lilly will be playing a new character—the Woodland Elf, Tauriel," director Peter Jackson announced on Facebook. "Her name means 'daughter of Mirkwood' and, beyond that, we must leave you guessing! (No, there is no romantic connection to Legolas.) What is not a secret is how talented and compelling an actress Evangeline is; we are thrilled and excited she will be the one to bring our first true Sylvan Elf to life."
Peter Jackson's pair of films based on J.R.R. Tolkein's Lord of the Rings prequel, The Hobbit, now have their official titles and release dates, according to The Hollywood Reporter...
Orlando Bloom has signed on to The Hobbit, director Peter Jackson announced.
"Ten years ago, Orlando Bloom created an iconic character with his portrayal of Legolas. I'm excited to announce today that we'll be revisiting Middle Earth with him once more," Jackson wrote on his Facebook page. "I'm thrilled to be working with Orlando again. Funny thing is, I look older—and he doesn't! I guess that's why he makes such a wonderful elf."
Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis will reprise their Lord of the Rings roles in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Martin Freeman heads Hobbit cast
The casting announcement follows Friday's big news that ...
British actor Martin Freeman will star as Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's two-part adaptation of The Hobbit, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Hobbit finally gets the green-light
Freeman, who starred on the U.K. version of The Office, is "exactly like Bilbo and I feel ...