Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Hobbit casting thread

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » DU Groups » Reading & Writing » Fantasy Literature Group Donate to DU
semillama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-11-09 10:22 PM
Original message
Hobbit casting thread
Thought I'd start a thread about the casting for the new Hobbit/pre-LOTR movies in production by Peter Jackson and directed by Guillermo Del Toro.

It's pretty much a solid bet we'll be be seeing Ian McKellan, Andy Serkis and Hugo Weaving will reprise their roles. John Rhys-Davies has already said he is not interested in playing one of the dwarves, as he had a pretty awful allergic reaction to the latex makeup that he wore as Gimli.

Peter Jackson had this to say about casting recently:

Were auditioning for every role, Jackson said in an interview, adding he is a big believer in casting a wide net to better match actors with the roles.

What weve done over the years is discover a lot of interesting actors, like Orlando Bloom (in 'Rings'), Kate Winslet (in 'Heavenly Creatures'), Saoirse Ronan (in 'The Lovely Bones'). So if you start looking and auditioning seriously, its amazing what incredible talent youll find out there.

A lot of folks feel that Bilbo has been cast but they're keeping mum until contracts are signed (Still hoping for Martin Freeman, here!). The latest casting rumor is Brian Cox as Thorin Oakenshield, which would be a pretty good choice for the role.

There's a lot of dwarf shoes to fill, of course, and there's some good juicy roles for big people too (Beorn, Bard). And voicing Smaug will be a great role for someone.

Any one have any favorite actors they'd like to see in some roles?

Refresh | 0 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-12-09 10:04 PM
Response to Original message
1. I have this terrible fear that John Rhys Davies will be the voice of Smaug

1. He takes any role that he can get his Right-leaning hands on.
2. He's already done voice and acting work for Jackson, of course.

Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Oct 19th 2017, 03:36 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]

Home » Discuss » DU Groups » Reading & Writing » Fantasy Literature Group Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC