Andy Serkis and Ian McKellen have been confirmed as reprising their Lord Of The Rings roles for Peter Jackson’s two-part The Hobbit. Serkis will once again perform the role of Gollum through motion capture driven computer animation, while McKellan will once again be playing the wizard Gandalf.
Additionally, Christopher Lee and Ian Holmes are in talks to return to Middle Earth, reprising their Lord Of The Rings roles of the evil wizard Saurman and an older Bilbo Baggins respectively. The news follows last Friday’s news that Elijah Wood was set to reprise his role of Frodo Baggins for the film. Holmes’s inclusions confirms that there will probably be a framing sequence where Frodo hears the story from his uncle Bilbo.
Previously, Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving have been confirmed as participating in the project which begins filming next month in New Zealand.