Saoirse Ronan Sort Of Confirmed For The Hobbit

Saoirse_Ronan210It’s not 100% confirmed but it comes from the mouth of one of the casting team so we’d give you pretty good odds that Saoirse Ronon has been added to the cast of The Hobbit.

Casting director Ros Hubbard was speaking to the Irish Film & Television Network about her career and mentioned that many Irish performers were going to be in the cast including James Nesbitt, Aidan Turner and Ronan herself.

“Jimmy (Nesbitt) is thrilled to bits, his whole family have gone out, it is just wonderful. And working with Peter Jackson is like working with a family. So they’ll have a great time. Saoirse’s family will go too, everyone is very close and very loving on those sorts of jobs. It’s not like typical studio movies at all.”

Ronan has recently said that she hasn’t been offered anything so evidently this isn’t set in stone and we’ll have to wait for an official announcement but she has been rumoured for the part of elf warrior Itaril for quite some time. The fact that she’s worked with Jackson before (on the soul-crushingly awful The Lovely Bones) probably won’t hurt her chances either.