Hugo Weaving In For The Hobbit

According to this EW article, Hugo Weaving (Elrond) has joined returning cast members Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf) and Andy Serkis (Gollum) to star in the two upcoming Hobbit films.  Peter Jackson will also be returning although not in the director seat. That job now belongs to Guillermo del Toro, known for the Hell Boy films. The first Hobbit film is set to be released sometime in 2012.

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