Born into celebrity as the daughter of Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler and model Bebe Buell, actress Liv Tyler, 35, has carved out a place in American popular culture that is all her own. She has appeared in such cult classics as Stealing Beauty, amassed critical acclaim in films such as That Thing You Do! and appeared in blockbusters like Armageddon, The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Incredible Hulk.
Director Peter Jackson responded to criticism about the format of his upcoming The Hobbit that surfaced at CinemaCon in Las Vegas last week when Jackson and Warner Bros. debuted 10 minutes of film footage, starring Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom, Martin Freeman, Christopher Lee, Ian McKellen, Ian Holm, Cate Blanchett, and Andy Serkis.
The Dark Knight Rises, directed by Inception's celebrated Christopher Nolan and featuring a staggeringly star-studded cast that includes Anne Hathaway (Catwoman), Tom Hardy (Bane), Liam Neeson (Ra's Al Ghul), Gary Oldman (Jim Gordon), Morgan Freeman (Lucius), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (John Blake), Michael Caine (Alfred), Marion Cotillard (Miranda), and of course Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne / Batman himself, promises to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the summer.
Diehard JRR Tolkien, Peter Jackson and Orlando Bloom fans are seeing their dreams come one step closer to reality, as the official names and precise release dates of the two film adaptations of The Hobbit have been announced.