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Jackson denies Comic-Con 'Hobbit' rumours

Jackson denies Comic-Con 'Hobbit' rumours


Peter Jackson has denied reports that he will reveal the Hobbit cast at Comic-Con.

Rumours surfaced last week claiming that Doctor Who star David Tennant, James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe were in the running to play Bilbo Baggins in the Lord Of The Rings prequels.

"No, we won't be announcing Bilbo for a little while," producer Jackson told Empire. "We're starting to think about casting, but we're knee-deep in the script right now."

Jackson, who will be at Comic-Con to promote sci-fi movie District 9, added that actors will board the JRR Tolkien adaptation once he has a completed screenplay.

"When we do go to actors, they're probably going to ask to see a script, so we're powering ahead with getting the first draft done," he commented.
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