Elijah Wood returning to Middle Earth in The Hobbit

In an intelligent move to get the most recognizable actor from The Lord of the Rings some screen time in the prequels, Elijah Wood has signed on to reprise his role as Frodo in The Hobbit. According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision Blog, Wood has signed on for a background role, either acting as a narrator through reading the Red Book of Westmarch, or having the story told to him by Bilbo. The rumors pinpoint him as a framing device, at least opening the film.

At this point, it’s unclear whether Martin Freeman will be aged to play the older Bilbo, or whether Ian Holm will come back to reprise his scene-stealing role from the original trilogy.

Posted on January 8, 2011 at 22:49 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink
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