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Lee Pace: The Hobbit's Elven King!

Lee Pace: The Hobbit's Elven King!

Lee Pace has been cast in Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit as Thranduil the Elven King, Deadline reports.

The 32-year-old actor will be joining the cast made up of Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood, and more.

The Hobbit is set to be released in late 2012.

Congratulations are in order for Lee and the cast and crew members of his current hit Broadway show, The Normal Heart, which received five Tony nominations today, including best revival of a play! The Tonys will air on CBS June 12 at 8/7c.

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  • Celia

    I can’t see him as an Elven King, but I still can’t wait for this movie!

  • Butter_Fly

    Cannot wait for this movie!

  • Wooohooo

    :0)!!!

  • Jess

    Thranduil = Legolas dad. Meaning, this guy will play Orlando Bloom’s father.

  • brainy box

    ORLANDO BLOOM=SEXY!!!!!!!

  • dud

    yes!!!the world needs more lee pace!

  • http://funnylittlefrogs.blogg.se Dina

    This actually made me all happy and fuzzy inside. Lee Pace <3

  • Rose

    We miss you pie maker! Bring back pushing daisies!

  • Say what?

    Orlando Bloom’s father?? Come on, Lee Pace is younger than Bloom – how will that work? Shouldn’t they have gotten someone who looks a bit more mature than this guy if they intended for him to play Legolas’ father? Bloom has lost the ‘bloom of youth’ he had going on for him as Legolas anyway and I just don’t see him playing a ‘younger version’ of that character very convincingly. It would require very good makeup – and lighting imho.

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