'The Hobbit' loses its Fili as Kazinsky departs
Peter Jackson will recast the role
Sometimes real life gets in the way of a role of a lifetime. Not many moviegoers outside of the United Kingdom where aware of 27-year-old actor Rob Kazinsky, but that was all going to change when he made his debut as Fili in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit." Unfortunately, Jackson reports Kazinsky had to depart the production because of "personal reasons."
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Kazinsky is best known for his role on the long running British soap "EastEnders." No further details on his departure have been revealed as of yet.
"The Hobbit" stars Martin Freeman and returning "Lord of the Rings" veterans Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis and Elijah Wood. Jackson began shooting the Warner Bros. and MGM co-production last month in New Zealand.
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