August 28, 1999
Tyler 'Rings' Casting
New Line Cinema has officially announced that Liv Tyler has
joined the cast of Peter Jacksons big screen version of the epic trilogy Lord of the
Rings. Confirming casting rumors over the last couple of days, the studio has announced
that Tyler will play the part of the "Queen of the Fairies," which I must assume
means the previously reported Arwen.
Though it appears that she has been in consideration for some time, the word is that the
one final hurdle to get over was her schedule which included a part in Robert
Altmans next film, Dr. T. and the Women. According to Variety, an arrangement was
worked out which would allow Tyler to temporarily leave the Rings production for a three
week stint on Altmans pic.
The trilogy, which will be shot in a nine month period of time, end-on-end-on-end, has a
budget of $130M. Shooting is scheduled to start this fall.