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Cate Blanchett Is Confirmed Joining 'The Hobbit' Cast

December 8, 2010 (2:46 am) GMT
Beside Blanchett who will reprise her 'LOTR' role as Galadriel, Ken Stott, Sylvester McCoy and Mikael Persbrandt are also added to the cast line-up.

is heading to the Middle Earth once again. The 41-year-old actress is tapped to reprise her "Lord of the Rings" role as Galadriel aka Lady of Lothlorien in "The Hobbit", New Line/Warner Bros has officially announced on December 7.

The press release also confirmed that Ken Stott, Sylvester McCoy and Mikael Persbrandt are cast in the film along with Ryan Gage, Jed Brophy and William Kircher. Stott ("") will play the Dwarf Lord Balin, McCoy ("Doctor Who") will play the wizard Radagast the Brown and Swedish actor Persbrandt ("Everlasting Moments'", "Day and Night") will play the shape-shifter Beorn. British actor Gage ("", "Doctors") will play Drogo Baggins; and New Zealand actors Brophy ("Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "") and Kircher ("Out of the Blue", "Legend of the Seeker") will play the dwarves Nori and Bifur respectively.

They all join , , , and Graham McTavish whose casting were unveiled before. Freeman takes the lead role of Bilbo Baggins. is also expected to reprise his "LOTR" role as Gandalf, but it has not been confirmed yet.

In the meantime, the production for "The Hobbit" is set to be kicked off in February 2011 in New Zealand with Peter Jackson on board to helm it. The movie is split into two parts which will be shot back to back.

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