James Nesbitt and Adam Brown Join the Cast of 'The Hobbit'
by Ethan Anderton
November 1, 2010
After hearing a whole slew of actors who were finally announced for Peter Jackson's long gestating, but eagerly anticipated of The Hobbit, a press release today from New Line Cinema, Warner Bros and MGM has added two more names to the epic ensemble cast. British actor James Nesbitt (Millions, Match Point) and rookie actor Adam Brown (who had a very small part in Monster) have both signed on to the project. Nesbitt will play Bofur, a disarmingly forthright, funny and occasionally brave Dwarf while Brown is playing Ori, another member of the Dwarf Company which sets out to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from the infamous dragon, Smaug.
Jackson remarked, "James’s charm, warmth and wit are legendary as is his range as an actor in both comedic and dramatic roles. We feel very lucky to be able to welcome him as one of our cast.” The director also said, "Adam is a wonderfully expressive actor and has a unique screen presence. I look forward to seeing him bring Ori to life.” The two talents join an already sizable cast which includes Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Aidan Turner, Rob Kazinsky, Graham McTavish, John Callen, Stephen Hunter, Mark Hadlow and Peter Hambleton. Shooting is set to begin next year with release for the two-part adaptation slated for December of 2012 and 2013. Sound good?