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Casting News: Cate Blanchett Joins The Hobbit as Galadriel!

Cate Blanchett has signed on to reprise her role of the ethereal Galadriel in Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Hobbit! Cate played the role in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the casting comes as a bit of a surprise since the character of Galadriel doesn’t actually appear in Tolkien’s novel. Sources believe that filmmakers are looking to create female roles because there are virtually no female characters in the book. Cate is currently appearing in the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Uncle Vanya, where visiting actress Anne Hathaway was spotted in the audience last night.

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