Friday 15 December 2017

Office star's Hobbit role

Amid disputes over where The Hobbit movies will be shot, Peter Jackson and the executives behind the films announced the cast for the anticipated two-picture tale.

They said Martin Freeman of The Office will play hero Bilbo Baggins and Richard Armitage will portray dwarves leader Thorin Oakenshield.

Jackson said in a statement that Freeman was "exactly like Bilbo and I feel incredibly proud to be able to announce that he is our Hobbit".

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