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Hundreds Show Up For Hobbit Tryouts

By early morning, there was well over 100 people waiting in line in the town of Oamaru to show off their talents to Hobbit casting directors and prove they are one of the lucky ones that should be chosen as an extra in the upcoming Hobbit movies.  The audition was for Elven extras as well […]

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Peter Jackson Gives Hobbit Casting Update

Being the “Father” of the Hobbit movies, Peter Jackson gave a great Father’s Day gift today as he gave an official casting update and discussed some of the recent movements in the Hobbit movie.  As we announced last week, Luke Evans and Benedict Cumberbatch have joined the hobbit cast.  In addition to these, Jackson also […]

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Elven Casting Call for The Hobbit

For all those taller actors who felt discriminated during the early rounds of hobbit casting that took place, in which Hobbit casting directors were only looking for actors under 5’3″, now is your chance to be in the movie. Hobbit production just released the latest casting call, in which they are now casting for Elven […]

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Hobbit Casting This Weekend

Well, if you are in the New Zealand area and fit the required measurements, you could be one of the lucky ones that gets casted as a Hobbit in the upcoming Hobbit films.  Two auditions are set for two different places in New Zealand.  The first is in Dunedin at the Edgar Centre this Sunday, […]

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Ian Mckellen and Andy Serkis Are Now Official

As we reported last week, the official word for Ian Mckellen and Andy Serkis joining the Hobbit cast was imminent, and today it became official.  The studio announced the news shortly after the news broke that Elijah Wood was returning as Frodo, despite never making an appearance in the Book. Specifics about the delay in […]

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Discriminated Hobbit Speaks Out

The media has had a frenzy with the latest news of The Hobbit’s casting director being fired due to “discriminatory” reasons, by announcing that a requirement for people auditioning to be a Hobbit extra was to be “light skinned.”  It was the story and claims by Naz Humphrey, that sparked the news frenzy and eventually […]

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Hobbit Extras Casting Call

This time around, being awkwardly short can be very rewarding.  On Tuesday, the local New Zealand “craigslist”, Trade Me, had a listing for actors who would be interested in acting as an extra in the upcoming Hobbit Movies.  Due to volume of responses, the listing was removed fairly quickly, however, we expect it to return […]

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Two More Cast Members Announced for The Hobbit

Peter Jackson recently announced two more members who have been chosen to join the cast of the upcoming Hobbit movies.  Last week, we released most of the main cast list, which had a few holes.  Two of those big holes have now been filled. James Nesbitt has been hired on to play the role of […]

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New Hobbit Casting Rumors

Now that the green light has been given on the film and Peter Jackson is officially sailing the ship, we can return to normal news, one of which is who in the mix to be casted for the new movies.  Firstly, we know that Mckellan and Serkis have been brought back for the roles of […]

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