'The Hobbit' finds its Bard in 'Immortals' star Luke Evans
Actor joins 'Lord of the Rings' vets Orlando Bloom, Ian McKellen in film
Currently shooting in New Zealand, Peter Jackson's two-part "Lord of the Rings" prequel "The Hobbit" is still beefing up its cast. According to Deadline.com, Luke Evans has been added to the epic in the role of Bard the Grim, one of the last major parts that needed to be filled.
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The Bard is heir to the throne of Dale, where the king was killed by the dragon Smaug. Although first introduced in part one, Evans' role expands significantly in part two.
Evans will be seen as Aramis in the upcoming Three Musketeers, and in Tarsem Singh's "Immortals." He previously had supporting roles in Ridley Scott's "Robin Hood" and last year's "Clash of the Titans"
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