Dark Horizons
June 18, 1999

Casting Announcements Soon

The Sunday Star Times reports that we may find out who'll be in Peter Jackson's film adaptation of the classic trilogy sooner than expected. Jackson's publicist Sian Clements said yesterday "The big roles were being cast now and an announcement was likely in about a month. They would be filled by a mix of famous actors and unknowns".

Rumored names in the article include the reheated Keanu Reeves, Danny DeVito, and Anthony Hopkins for the role of Gandalf. Hopkins' agent says that the English actor hasn't shown any interest: he hasn't seen a script yet. His involvement could depend upon how soon Hannibal gets off the ground.