Peter Jackson, the only man we could ever trust with J.R.R. Tolkien's iconic literary works, will begin shooting THE HOBBIT on March 21st! Divided into 2 movie installments, the story begins with Gandalf and a team of dwarves as they enlist Bilbo Baggins on a journey to recover a mountain of dwarven treasure from the evil dragon Smaug. The movies will light upon the origins of Gollum and the One Ring, as well.
Martin Freeman will play Bilbo Baggins. Ian McKellan will return as Gandalf. Reportedly, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving and Orlando Bloom will returns as the elves Galadriel, Elrond and Legolas respectively. Last but not least, Andy Serkis shall return as Gollum.