The Nordor Blog discovered a casting call for The Hobbit in New Zealand's daily newspaper The Wellington Dominion Post. You can take a look at the listing below, which is seeking very short or very tall actors for "scale doubles" in the highly-anticipated movie. This unique ad certainly indicates that the J.R.R. Tolkien prequel is forging ahead.:

The Hobbit Casting Call

We reported last week that actor Ian McKellen had recently stated that The Hobbit was gearing up for a January start date. Here's an excerpt from the The Nordor Blog story:

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"I have it on good authority that this comes directly from the studios, this time it's the real thing. It's not quite a green light but we must be getting awfully close!"

We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further updates on The Hobbit as soon as more information is made available.