Twee nieuwe namen voor The Hobbit

Geplaatst door Jan-Peter op 03-11-2010 11:28 - Bron: /Film

Twee nieuwe namen voor The HobbitWarner Bros heeft officieel aangekondigd dat James Nesbitt (Bloody Sunday) en nieuwkomer Adam Brown zijn toegevoegd aan de cast van Peter Jackson's The Hobbit films. Nesbitt zal Bofur gaan spelen, een ontwapenende, uitgesproken, grappige en vaak moedige dwerg. Brown speelt Ori, tevens een dwerg die er op uit is om de Lonely Mountain terug te claimen van de beruchte draak Smaug.

De productiefase van de twee films zal, onder leiding van Peter Jackson, ongeveer veertien maanden in beslag nemen en in totaal zo’n half miljard dollar kosten. De films, waarin Martin Freeman de rol van Bilbo Baggins op zich neemt, worden verder in twee jaar tijd uitgebracht: volgens de planning kunnen we de eerste film in december 2012 in de bioscopen verwachten, en de tweede in december 2013.

Hieronder het gehele persbericht, met wat commentaar van Jackson zelf.

PETER JACKSON ANNOUNCES LATEST ADDITION TO THE HOBBIT CAST

James Nesbitt Confirmed to Play Major Role in The Hobbit.

(LOS ANGELES November 1, 2010) –One of Britain’s most beloved actors, James Nesbitt (Millions and TV’s Cold Feet), is the latest actor to join the ensemble cast of The Hobbit, it was jointly announced today by Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Operating Officer, New Line Cinema; Alan Horn, President and Chief Operating Officer, Warner Bros.; and Steve Cooper, co-Chief Executive Officer of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.

Nesbitt will play Bofur, a disarmingly forthright, funny and occasionally brave Dwarf. “James’s charm, warmth and wit are legendary as is his range as an actor in both comedic and dramatic roles. We feel very lucky to be able to welcome him as one of our cast.” said director Peter Jackson.

Newcomer, Adam Brown will play Ori, another of the Dwarf Company which sets out to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from the infamous dragon, Smaug. Jackson comments, “Adam is a wonderfully expressive actor and has a unique screen presence. I look forward to seeing him bring Ori to life”.


Nesbitt and Brown will join the cast announced on October 21, which includes Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage (soon to appear in Captain America: The First Avenger), Aidan Turner (TV’s Being Human), Rob Kazinsky (TVs EastEnders), Graham McTavish (Secretariat), John Callen (TV’s Power Rangers Jungle Fury), Stephen Hunter (TV’s All Saints), Mark Hadlow (King Kong) and Peter Hambleton (TV’s The Strip).

Since The Hobbit films received a green light on October 15, pre-production has been in full swing with release dates set for December, 2012 and December, 2013. The two The Hobbit films are being co-produced by New Line Cinema and MGM, with New Line managing production, Warner Bros Pictures handling domestic distribution and MGM distributing internationally.

Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Carolynne Cunningham are producing the films, with co-writer Philippa Boyens serving as co-producer and Ken Kamins as executive producer. The Oscar-winning, critically acclaimed LOTR trilogy, also from the production team of Jackson, Walsh and Cunningham, grossed nearly $3 billion worldwide at the box office. In 2003, “Return of the King” swept the Academy Awards, winning all of the 11 categories in which it was nominated, including Best Picture – the first ever Best Picture win for a fantasy film. The trilogy’s production was also unprecedented at the time.

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Reacties (4)

03-11-2010 13:42
Heel goed nieuws. Zal dit dan voor James Nesbitt de oh zo verdiende doorbraak betekenen bij het grote publiek?
03-11-2010 19:23
welke dwergen gingen nou ook alweer ?
03-11-2010 20:17
Ik las net ergens dat MGM failliet is (of heeft aangevraagd) Gaat dit weer grotere gevolgen hebben?!
03-11-2010 20:27
Ereptile schreef:
Ik las net ergens dat MGM failliet is (of heeft aangevraagd) Gaat dit weer grotere gevolgen hebben?!


Nee, dat is geheel volgens de planning. Dit was al zeker een maand bekend dat dit ging gebeuren.

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