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Cate BlanchettWe're closer and closer to a return trip to Middle-Earth every day, and it actually appears that "The Hobbit" is moving forward without a hitch — so far, at least. Adding further fuel to the idea that Peter Jackson's two-part prequel to "The Lord of the Rings" is actually happening is the fact that New Line and Warner Bros. just revealed that a February 2011 production start date has been set... and seven new actors have joined the film's cast!

Well, we should clarify: six new actors and one "Lord of the Rings" veteran. In a press release, New Line and Warner Bros. announced that in addition to new arrivals Ken Stott, Sylvester McCoy and Mikael Persbrandt, Oscar winning actress Cate Blanchett is set to reprise her role as Galadriel, the Lady of Lothlorien. Read More...

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