November 4, 2010 / 5:25 AM / 7 years ago

"The Hobbit" gets two new stars

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Two more names have been added to the cast of “The Hobbit” -- James Nesbitt and newcomer Adam Brown.

<p>Actor James Nesbitt arrives for the British Academy Television Awards at the Palladium theatre in London May 20, 2007. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor</p>

Nesbitt is set to play a dwarf named Bofur. Brown will play Ori, another dwarf who fights the infamous dragon, Smaug. They join a cast headed by Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins.

Production is underway in New Zealand of “The Hobbit,” which will be split into two films for release in December 2012 and December 2013.

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