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Flight of the Conchords Star Bret McKenzie Joins The Hobbit

April 5, 2011  |  1:06pm
<em>Flight of the Conchords</em> Star Bret McKenzie Joins <em>The Hobbit</em>

New Zealand funnyman and Flight of the Conchords star Bret McKenzie has signed on to play an elf in Peter Jackson’s upcoming Lord of the Rings prequel, The Hobbit.

McKenzie joins the production, which recently began shooting in New Zealand. The Hobbit follows the adventures of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and tells the tale of how he came to possess the ring of power that must be destroyed in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Cate Blanchett and Andy Serkis all reprise their roles from the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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