Saturday, May 18, 2024

Orlando Bloom Making “Hobbit” Reunion


New dad Orlando Bloom is going to join the “Hobbit” reunion.

Sources say that Bloom’s people are negotating for him now to hook up with Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood, and Sir Ian McKellen in the prequel to the “Lord of the Rings” series.

However, reports of Bloom getting $1 million for two minutes on screen are wrong. “The Hobbit” is going to be two movies. Many of the beloved characters from “Lord of the Rings” may appear briefly in the first film, and at length in the second one.

Sources say that director Peter Jackson is creating a kind of story “bridge” between the second “Hobbit” film and the first “Lord of the Rings” installment, so the whole billion dollar deal can play as a five part, all day, all nigt extravaganza.

Are Viggo Mortensen and Liv Tyler next? And what of Sean Astin? My guess is we’ll see everyone once Jackson is done.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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