Elijah Wood returns as Frodo in 'The Hobbit'

Elijah Wood, who played Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's
Lord of the Rings films, will reprise his role in upcoming films
The Hobbit parts one and two, it was announced in The Hollywood Reporter, with details provided by TheOneRing.net.

Frodo is the central character in the Lord of the Rings books, and in Jackson's Oscar-winning trilogy, but doesn't appear in Tolkien's first book, The Hobbit, set in Middle Earth.

Other actors returning to their roles from Lord of the Rings include Ian McKellen as Gandolf, Andy Serkis as Gollum, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, and Hugo Weaving as Elrond.

Rumored to be joining the cast are Orlando Bloom, who played Legolas, as well as Saoirse Ronan ( The Lovely Bones) and Leonard Nimoy ( Star Trek).

Martin Freeman (Sherlock in the UK television series) will portray Bilbo Baggins, Frodo's older cousin, in the Hobbit adaptation.

In addition to The Hobbit, Wood signed on for a new adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island co-starring Eddie Izzard. The four-hour miniseries is being directed by Steve Barron ( Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) for the UK's SKY-TV.

Wood, last seen in The Romantics with Josh Duhamel and Katie Holmes, will also star in the upcoming cable television series Wilfred, and his voice will be heard in Happy Feet 2, scheduled for release on November 18.

Wood will be at Sundance next month as co-star alongside Seth Rogen and John C. Reilly in Adam Yauch's short film Fight for Your Right Revisited.

RC

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