With a movie as big and highly anticipated as Peter Jackson’s two-picture take on “The Hobbit,” virtually every word uttered about the project in public is newsworthy in some shape or form. It has been an exciting couple of months for the Jackson and Tolkien-obsessed , with production finally in full swing, the announcement of additional cast members and updates from Jackson sent directly to fans via his Facebook page and video blogs.
On Monday (April 25), we learned of the possibility of yet another new cast member, one Orlando Bloom, who you may know from his time spent in a long, white-blonde wig and pointy ears as Legolas in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
When MTV News caught up with Bloom as he did press for his upcoming film “Sympathy for Delicious,” we asked if we could bet on him joining his “LOTR” castmates Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen and Cate Blanchett in the production.
“I’m going to bet on it,” he said. “But I can’t really talk too much about it because it’s still sort of in the ether. But I would love to go back to work with Peter Jackson. It would be an honor.”
When asked if he’s ready to get back into that famous wig and those prosthetic ears, Bloom said he’s happy to put on anything and everything Jackson requires. “I’ll do anything for him,” he told us.
And what about that script? Is Bloom one of the privileged few who’ve read it?
“It’s wonderful,” he said with a knowing smile.
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