From ‘Hitchhiker’ to ‘Hobbit’?

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Martin Freeman, the British actor from the original UK version of The Office who played Arthur Dent in the 2005 adaptation of Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, has turned down the role of Bilbo in Peter Jackson’s upcoming Hobbit movies. BUT he may have been offered the starring role again, with a schedule that would allow him to continue his role as Dr. Watson in the sensational new BBC series Sherlock, which U.S. viewers can catch in October on PBS.

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Tolkien estate prepared to derail ‘The Hobbit’ over money

There and Back Again? More like, Here We Go Again. While pre-production forges ahead on the Guillermo Del Toro-directed adaptation of The Hobbit, the estate of author J.R.R. Tolkien is focused on an October court date that could derail the two-part prequel to the hugely successful Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. His heirs want […]

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