Amazon's "Lord of the Rings" television series could get a very familiar face if McKellen has his way.
UPDATE: A spokesperson issued a statement on behalf of Harvey Weinstein on Saturday in response to Peter Jackson’s accusations that Weinstein was denying blacklisting actresses Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino from being cast in the “Lord of the Rings.” Weinstein claims to have “had nothing to do with ‘Lord of the Rings.'” The disgraced movie mogul also denies being involved in casting decisions for “Bad Santa,” following director Terry Zwigoff’s claims Weinstein blacklisted Sorvino from that film as well. If Ashley Judd said she was in conversations with Mr. Jackson and reviewed sketches, it was under New Line, which had casting authority, not Miramax.
"There it is, confirmation that Harvey Weinstein derailed my career," Sorvino said in response to the revelation that Weinstein told Jackson not to audition her.
In the wake of the huge Lord of the Rings TV show announcement, we take a look at other upcoming fantasy adaptations lined up for the small screen.
The timing of Christopher Tolkien's retirement prompts speculation about Tolkein's future as a brand.
Uma Thurman has a few. One of the biggest being that time that she turned down that role in the ‘Lord of the Rings’ movies. The actress revealed her decision to Stephen Colbert, a renowned fan of Peter Jackson’s fantasy series, this week.
Peter Jackson classic ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring’ turned 15 years of age this week and to mark the anniversary star Orlando Bloom has shared some unseen photos from behind the scenes. Bloom, who played elven archer and Fellowship member Legolas in the fantasy epic, shared pictures of him with cast members including Viggo Mortensen, Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd, stunt doubles and crew members.