Today in unsurprising Middle Earth news, Peter Jackson has gushingly confirmed that Cate Blanchett will reprise her role as Galadriel Lady of Lothlorien in the film adaptation of The Hobbit.
Said Jackson: “Cate is one of my favorite actors to work with and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have her reprise the role she so beautifully brought to life in the earlier films”.
Blanchett’s casting comes with a slew of relative unknowns too, including Ken Stott as the Dwarf Lord Balin, Sylvester McCoy as wizard Radagast the Brown, Mikael Persbrandt as shape-shifter Beorn, Ryan Gage as Drogo Baggins, Jed Brophy as the dwarf Nori and William Kircher as the dwarf Bifur.
Remember, Orlando Bloom was a relative unknown when he was cast as Legolas back in the early 2000’s.
Via Coming Soon