Its time for som news about Bilbo´s upcoming epic adventure! And my friend Fredrik (who has the excellent blog metrobloggen.se/thefeber) has great info about the cast. So i thought i just go ahead and post it here.
Ian McEllen is reprising his role as Gandalf the grey and we will also see Hugo Weeaving again as Elrond. Andy Serkins is back as Gollum and then its gets interesting; We will again see both Orlando Bloom and Cate Blanchet as Legolas and Galadrial – two characters thats not in the books. But somehow the script writers has put them in this movie.
Martin Freeman is playing Bilbo, and then we have a long lists of dwarfs; Richard Armitage as Thorin Ekensköld, Ken Stott as Balin (The ruler of Morin) Graham McTavish as Dwalin, James Nesbitt as Bofur, Stephen Hunter as Bombur, William Kircher as Bifur, Aidan Turner as Kili, Robert Kazinsky as Fili, John Callen as Oin, Peter Hambleton as Gloin (Gimlis father) Adam Brow as Ori, Jed Brophy as Nori, Mark Hadlow as Dori.
Then we have swedish Mikael Persbrandt as Boern, Sylvester McCoy as Radagast (A wizard like Gandalf) and Ryan Gage as Drogo Bagger (Frodos father).