Lee Pace will be joining the cast of the film, The Hobbit, directed by Peter Jackson.
Peter Jackson went onto praise actor Lee Pace saying;
“Casting these Tolkien stories is very difficult, especially the Elven characters, and Lee has always been our first choice for Thranduil. He’s going to be great. We loved his performance in a movie called “The Fall” a few years ago, and have been hoping to work with him since. When we were first discussing who would be right for Thranduil, Lee came into mind almost immediately.”
“The Hobbit: Part I” is expected for release worldwide from December 2012, while “The Hobbit: Part II” is set to hit exactly a year later.