Production continues in New Zealand on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which is working towards a December 14, 2012 release date. A new photo has been released through the two-part prequel's Facebook page, which offers a first look at the dwarfs Nori (Jed Brophy), Dori (Adam Brown), and Ori (Mark Hadlow). Click on the photo below to access our growing gallery from this Middle Earth saga, and you can read on below the photo for a description of these dwarf characters.

Jed Brophy as Nori, Adam Brown as Ori and Mark Hadlow as Dori in The Hobbit


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These three brothers, all sons of the same mother, could not be more different from each other. Dori, the oldest, spends much of his time watching out for Ori, the youngest; making sure he's not caught a chill or got himself killed by Wargs or Goblins. Nobody quite knows what Nori gets up to most of the time, except that it's guaranteed to be dodgy and quite probably, illegal. Dori, Nori and Ori are intensely loyal to each other - and whilst they are perfectly happy fighting amongst themselves, woe-betide anyone who means harm to one of these brothers.