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Middle Earth Ruler in 'Lord of the Rings' Joins 'Wolfman'

February 22, 2008 (9:21 am) GMT
The actor who played Elrond in 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy, Hugo Weaving, has been tapped to play a detective in the horror thriller 'The Wolfman'.
Hugo Weaving

The actor behind the voice of Megatron in "" is being reported to be cast by Universal Picture. According to Variety, the 47-year-old actor has just signed on to star in the upcoming horror thriller "".

The SAG Award-winning actor will be portraying Detective Aberline in the remake of 1941 film starring Lon Chaney Jr.. By agreeing to play in "Wolfman", he will be joining the cast that include , and .

Similar to the original film, this new film slated for February 13, 2009 release will be set in Victorian England. Meanwhile, the principal photography of the film directed by Joe Johnston is scheduled to be started in March in London.

Weaving has appeared in the blockbuster trilogy "The Lord of the Rings" as Elrond, the father of 's character. He also played alongside as V in "". He has just finished filming crime drama film "".

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