The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is perhaps the most anticipated film of the holiday season. Directed by The Lord of the Rings trilogy director Peter Jackson, 51, and starring Martin Freeman, 41, Ian McKellen, 73, and Cate Blanchett, 43, the film raked in close to $85 million in its first weekend.
Martin Freeman, 41, the British actor hitherto most famous for portraying Tim Canterbury — the character on whom Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) was originally based — in the BBC Golden Globe-winning The Office, created by Ricky Gervais, as well as his roles in Love, Actually, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and the BBC Benedict Cumberbatch series, Sherlock, in which Freeman plays Dr.
It was a special movie premiere for Johnny Depp at the Toronto International Film Festival last week — one that had nothing to do with a film of his own, but rather the Amy Berg-directed, Peter Jackson-produced West of Memphis, which tells the story of the 1993 murder case in West Memphis, Arkansas that saw teenagers Damien Echols, 18 at the time, sent to death and Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley — then 16 and 17 years old, respectively — serving prison sentences over the mysterious deaths of three 8-year-old boys.
Matthew Fox's reputation has suffered some serious blows since his heyday as good guys Jack Shepherd on Lost and Charlie Salinger on Party of Five. And now former Lost costar Dominic Monaghan, who played the doomed Charlie Pace on the J.
The upcoming movie, The Hobbit, Peter Jackson's prequel to the Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings trilogy, may just be starting filming, but the celebrated director can't wait to talk about it. Jackson has revealed a few cast secrets for his anticipated two-part film on Facebook.
Filming for two movies based on The Hobbit finally began on March 20. Guillermo del Toro was originally set to direct the films, with Peter Jackson only showing interest in producing the titles. However, with del Toro leaving the production last year, Jackson has once again stepped into the director’s seat.