September 25, 1999
Thurman & Ethan Hawke Join LOTR
The appearance of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke in
Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy has been confirmed, according to a Film
The husband and wife team are to be introduced at the end of
the first film, The Fellowship of the Ring, and will assume lead roles in the second, The
Return of the King, which is being shot immediately afterwards. It will be the first time
they've worked together since marrying in May 1998, and they will be the Middle Earth
trilogy's highest-profile stars.
The same source suggests that Terence Stamp -- most recently
seen as Chancellor Valorum in The Phantom Menace -- is soon to be announced as a late
addition to the Lord of the Rings company. No news on which part Stamp will occupy,
although it's thought to be nasty, not cuddly.