Cate Blanchett not seen Hobbit script

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The first of three films based on an adaptation of the 1937 novel by J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a prequel to The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. It will star Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield and Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug. Several actors from The Lord of the Rings will reprise their roles, including Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Ian Holm, Elijah Wood & Orlando Bloom. Bilbo Baggins (Freeman) is swept into a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug.

March 28th, 2011

Cate Blanchett has not yet read a script for 'The Hobbit'.

The Australian actress has signed up to appear as ethereal character Galadriel in the 'Lord of the Rings' prequel - which recently began shooting in New Zealand - but she does not know how big her role will be or what it is she will be doing.

She revealed to Collider.com: "Obviously Galadriel is only a small part of the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy, but it was probably the best three weeks I ever had.

"I haven't seen a script yet, so I don't know what I'll be doing. Obviously Galadriel doesn't factor very strongly in 'The Hobbit'. I think it's in the middle of the year that it is happening."

Nearly all of the stars of the original 'Lord of the Rings' movies have signed up to star in Peter Jackson's forthcoming fantasy movie, although Liv Tyler recently revealed she was one of the few who won't be returning.

She said: "I haven't heard from anybody and that makes me kind of sad."