Flight of the Conchord's Bret McKenzie will return to Middle Earth, but not as Figwit
Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant
Last week it was reported that Peter Jackson wanted Bret McKenzie (of ‘Flight of the Conchords’ fame) to do a small role in THE HOBBIT. Little did we know, he had appeared in the original LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING and RETURN OF THE KING as the hobbit called Figwit. Well, he will be appearing in THE HOBBIT, but not as Figwit but another hobbit named Lindir. I’m sure this time around will be no different and McKenzie won’t have a huge role but maybe now that he’s a superstar (in my mind) he’ll get a few more lines. There are rumors on the internet that Lindir is some kind of minstrel but Peter Jackson seems to be putting his own spin on the story so who knows whether or not that role will the stay the same.
THE HOBBIT will be directed by Peter Jackson and part 1 will hit theaters in December 2012.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter