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.