June 15, 2009
Weaving cast in ‘The Hobbit’ movies
Nigerian-born Australian actor Hugo Weaving has been cast in
The Hobbit movies, the two films' director Guillermo del Toro said.
EW.com reported del Toro confirmed Weaving's hiring to England's BBC Radio 5.
The entertainment news station's Web site said Weaving will reprise his role of the Elven Lord Elrond from
The Lord of the Rings blockbusters in the upcoming
The 49-year-old actor has also starred in
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,
The Matrix trilogy and
V for Vendetta.
Rings co-stars Andy Serkis and Ian McKellen are set to reprise their respective roles of Gollum and Gandalf as well in
The Hobbit pictures, which are to be released in 2011 and 2012, EW.com noted.