Trade Me has released a casting call for extras in director Peter Jackson's highly-anticipated prequel The Hobbit. You can read all the official details below:

The Hobbit - Official Extras' Casting Call

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We are looking for Extras for The Hobbit filming in Matamata early in 2011

Essential requirements:

  • Men and Women aged 17-80 years who also meet the additional requirements below...
  • - Men: MUST be UNDER 170cm (5 foot 7 inches)
  • - Women: Should have light skin tones and be UNDER 158cm (5 foot 2 inches)
  • - You MUST be prepared to be available at short notice

We will be interviewing at the following location:

Wednesday 24th November 9:30-11:30am at the Tainui Room, Tainui Street, Matamata.

Please note: this casting call is for people who fit ALL the above requirements ONLY.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.

We reported last month that The Hobbit was officially set to begin production in New Zealand in February 2011, after labor issues between the unions and the studios were finally resolved.