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Elijah Wood Will Reprise His Role As Frodo Baggins To Star In 'The Hobbit!'

Sun, January 9, 2011 4:02pm EDT by William Earl 3 Comments

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‘The Lord Of The Rings’ prequel reunites the star with series director Peter Jackson.

Elijah Wood, 29, will return to New Zealand to shoot The Hobbit, the prequel to the mega-popular The Lord Of The Rings franchise, Deadline reports. The film will be helmed by Peter Jackson, 49, who directed and co-wrote the original trilogy.

The news comes as a surprise to many fans, as the action of J.R.R. Tolkien’s book The Hobbit takes places 60 years before the original trilogy — Elijah’s character Frodo Baggins isn’t even alive yet! But fan sites have speculated Frodo will be involved as a framing device to the story, perhaps reading and narrating the tale as it unfolds onscreen.

We think casting Elijah will be a great way to bridge the series to this prequel — what do YOU think?

— William Earl