Philippa Boyens

Hobbit writer explains how they chose where to end the 1st film
Jan 14, 2013

With Lord of the Rings, it made sense to break the story into a trilogy of films, since it was based on three books anyway. But with The Hobbit movie trilogy, director Peter Jackson & Co. had to figure out for themselves where to end each chapter—and here's how they did it. Spoilers ahead!

Hobbit writer reveals why Sherlock's Freeman was cast as Bilbo
Jan 14, 2013

Sherlock's very own Dr. John Watson—actor Martin Freeman—will be hitting it big when The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hits theatres on December 14th. But other than the fact that Freeman is a pretty decent (and underrated) actor, why was he ultimately cast in the role of the young Bilbo Baggins?