Evangeline Lilly and Dame Edna join 'The Hobbit' cast
Peter Jackson's crew keeps expanding
The mammoth cast of Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" two-parter continues to grow. Today, Jackson announced the addition of actors Evangilline Lilly and Barry Humphries to the international ensemble.
The Oscar winner says Lilly will play a new character, Tauriel, who is a Woodland elf whose name means "daughter of Mirkwood." Lilly is best known for her role as Kate Austen on "Lost," but the 31-year-old Canadian has "The Hurt Locker" among her small list of film credits. She recently finished production on DreamWorks' "Real Steel" which will hit theaters in October.
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The two new additions come after last week's news that Luke Evans ("Immortals") and Benedict Cumberbatch are also in the fold as Bard and Smaug respectively.
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" opens nationwide on Dec. 14, 2012. "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" is planned for Dec. 13, 2013.
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