Saoirse Ronan Joins THE HOBBIT
ComingSoon.net is reporting another addition to THE HOBBIT cast – Irish actress Saoirse Ronan. In an interview with casting director Ros Hubbard conducted by The Irish Film & Television Network, it was announced that Ronan would join fellow Irish actors Aidan Turner and James Nesbitt in Peter Jackson’s epic fantasy.
Ronan is best known for her role in the film Atonement, for which she recieved a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination. She’s also not a stranger to Peter Jackson or his work, having worked with the director previously on his film The Lovely Bones.
The Hobbit, which stars British actor Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, has been through various ups and downs regarding production delays – its latest being a health scare for director Peter Jackson. However, with casting mostly complete and locations set, the film is expected to begin production in the near future. Just like The Lord of the Rings films, shooting will take place in New Zealand.
How excited are you for The Hobbit? I’m a huge Lord of the Rings fan, so I’ve been waiting for this one for awhile!
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