Saoirse Ronan no longer attached to Peter Jackson's The Hobbit
Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant
In a bit of sad news, it’s been reported that Saoirse Ronan will definitely not be in the upcoming films THE HOBBIT, she was rumored for some time to be set to play the elf Itaril. There are too many other projects that interest her right now and it wasn’t going to work for her to be stuck in New Zealand for a year. She mentions in the article that Peter Jackson was very understanding and that she would still go down and visit the hobbits during her vacations. What a bummer, but lucky for us Ms. Ronan is still in very high demand and will soon be seen in the upcoming adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s novel THE HOST and hopefully in Joe Wright’s ANNA KARENINA.
I would say this is a bad choice for most actresses, but Ronan has that combination of talent and knack for picking really challenging roles so I don’t think skipping this particular project will do anything for her career. Oh, and if you haven’t seen HANNA yet then you should remedy that, it may be a better choice than THOR this weekend.
Source: Belfast Telegraph