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Cate Blanchett Yet To Read ‘The Hobbit’ Script

On this site they say Cate is still reading the script for The Hobbit, we will keep our finger crosses to see a glimpse of her at the movies. Also you can see several pics from The Hobbit cast.

Cate Blanchett has admitted that she is yet to see a script for The Hobbit.

Blanchett plays ethereal character Galadriel in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings prequel, but she is unsure how big her role is, or even what she’ll be doing.

The Australian star told Collider.com, “Obviously Galadriel is only a small part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but it was probably the best three weeks I ever had. I haven’t seen a script yet, so I don’t know what I’ll be doing. Obviously Galadriel doesn’t factor very strongly in The Hobbit. I think it’s in the middle of the year that it is happening.”

While most of the original Lord of the Rings cast will be returning for the 3-D epic, one star who won’t be back is Liv Tyler, who recently told Collider.com that, “I haven’t heard from anybody and that makes me kind of sad.”

Part one of The Hobbit is due for release on December 19th, 2012.

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‘Hobbit’ Filming Begins in New Zealand

Gosh! I can’t wait to watch this

The Hobbit cameras roll in New Zealand after painful delays

Despite delays caused by industrial disputes, financial problems and a stomach ulcer, filming of The Hobbit has finally begun in New Zealand.

The long-awaited prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy began filming this week, capping the New Zealand-born producer and director Peter Jackson’s epic struggle to get the US$500 million (Dh1.8 billion) two-part production off the ground.

Since announcing his intention to film The Hobbit, Jackson has clashed with his country’s actors’ union over a collective bargaining agreement, with the producers, Time Warner Inc, threatening to shoot the film in another country. The New Zealand government responded by changing its labour laws last year to keep the production there.

However, this delay led to the departure of the original director, Guillermo Del Toro, who had other film commitments, forcing Jackson to take the reins. The films then became involved in a race dispute when a film extra claimed she was informed she couldn’t play one of the hobbits because her skin was too dark for the role. Jackson also had surgery on a perforated stomach ulcer earlier this year.

Both films will star the British actor Martin Freeman as the hobbit Bilbo Baggins. Joining him are Cate Blanchett, Sir Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom and Andy Serkis.

Adapted from JRR Tolkien’s book, The Hobbit is set in Middle Earth and follows Bilbo in his journey to reclaim the lost Dwarf kingdom of Erebor.

Part one is scheduled to be released in December of next year, with part two due for release in 2013.

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“The Hobbit” movies shooting starts

Monday 7 February, Wellington – Production company, 3Foot7 Ltd, is pleased to announce that the first day of principal photography for THE HOBBIT will be Monday 21 March, 2011.

This date has been chosen following practical considerations of the filming schedule requirements, actor availability and the NZ seasons. Shooting will take place at Stone Street Studios in Miramar and on location around New Zealand.

Confirmed cast include: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Rob Kazinsky, Aidan Turner, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Jed Brophy, Mark Hadlow, Adam Brown, Cate Blanchett, Andy Serkis, Mikael Persbrant, Sylvester McCoy and Elijah Wood. Director, Sir Peter Jackson, comments: “Despite some delays we are fully back on track and very excited to get started.”

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Cate joins “The Hobbit”

EW reported yesterday that Cate has signed onto the cast of Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy epic The Hobbit!

Cate Blanchett had better start brushing up on her Elvish. The Australian actress has signed on to the cast of director Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy epic The Hobbit, reprising the role of the ethereal elf Galadriel that she played in Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. The announcement of Blanchett’s casting comes as something of a surprise, since the character of Galadriel doesn’t actually appear in Tolkien’s novel. Then again, there are virtually no female characters in the book whatsoever, so Jackson is clearly looking to balance out the two-part film somewhat in terms of gender.

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