Elijah Wood To Return As Frodo In The Hobbit
He may not have even been born when Bilbo set off from The Shire to hunt dragon treasure, but Peter Jackson has reportedly found a place for Frodo in his two-part Middle Earth prequel and Elijah Wood has been signed up to reprise the role of Baggins junior.
Deadline reported rumours of Wood’s involvement when they broke the news that Warner Brothers would be taking over full production of the film from MGM last week, but it has been confirmed by the publication this morning. After his previous efforts in the genre, we are happy to bear with Peter Jackson on this one (after all who are we to question a multi-Oscar winner?) but we are curious to see how he will be fitting Frodo into the tale..
Those who don’t want to know the answer to that question should read no further…
Apparently The One Ring site has unearthed plans to see Frodo reading ‘The Downfall of The Lord of the Rings’, and ‘The Hobbit’ (There And Back Again), the two books written by Bilbo after his adventures. As such it looks like we’ll be watching Bilbo’s story as Frodo reads us his book, in the same way that Lady Galadriel narrated parts of the Lord of The Rings trilogy. However, despite the site’s apparent conviction, this remains conjecture at this early stage.
Jackson is due to start filming the two movies next month with Wood, Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Sylvester McCoy, James Nesbitt, Mikael Persbrandt, Aidan Turner, Rob Kazinsky, Graham McTavish, John Callen, Stephen Hunter, Mark Hadlow, Ken Stott, Ryan Gages, Jed Brophy, William Kircher, Peter Hambleton and Adam Brown already aboard.