Saoirse Ronan will join Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit
Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant
It has been confirmed by a casting agent, Ros Hubbard, that Saoirse Ronan has joined the cast of Peter Jackson’s THE HOBBIT. She says, “working with Peter Jackson is like working with a family. So they’ll have a great time. Saoirse’s family will go too, everyone is very close and very loving on those sorts of jobs. It’s not like typical studio movies at all.” We haven’t heard anything concrete right now, but since shooting has officially yet begun (yesterday there was a slight delay due to Peter Jackson having a perforated ulcer surgically taken care of) it is very possible that Ronan could be in the cast and it just hasn’t come down the pipeline yet. If Ronan boards the film she will most likely play Itaril, who is a Silvan Elf who is known to be agile and good with weapons and trains to become part of the Woodland King’s guard. Shooting for THE HOBBIT is set to start sometime next month.
THE HOBBIT will hit theaters in December 2012.