Del Toro backs Martin Freeman

And Hobbit will shoot in NZ

It's been pretty much the best day ever for Peter Jackson.

He's finally sorted out all the nonsense that's been stopping him from shooting in his beloved New Zealand and his old pal Guillermo del Toro has publicly backed his Bilbo.

Original Hobbit director del Toro told Shortlist: "I have the perfect actor for every character in the movie, but I don't feel morally correct to saying who now that I'm not directing.

"But [as for Martin specifically] absolutely, 100%. I'm a huge fan of his. I love him in The Office and Love Actually."

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    • ZoetropeXXX

      Oct 27th 2010, 12:11

      Freeman is a bit of a Man Of The Moment (Sherlock, etc) but I still haven't forgiven him for Hitch Hiker's. Just to be tidy, can he now play Gordon Freeman in the Half-Life movie, please?

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