It seems an April Fool's Day joke had gotten a bit out of hand, with speculation that Stuart Townsend was playing an archer named Bard in The Hobbit. The actor shot down the rumors earlier today, saying he is not cast in the Middle Earth adventure. Here's what he had to say below.
""I don't know where that [rumor] came from. It's not true at all. 'Internet' and 'truth' aren't two words that generally work together."
The Hobbit is currently in production in New Zealand.