Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Casting Call for Troubled Films; Peter Jackson Seeks Short New Zealanders for Lord of the Rings Prequels

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Casting Call for Troubled Films; Peter Jackson Seeks Short New Zealanders for Lord of the Rings Prequels

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PETER Jackson's Wingnut Films has issued a call for diminutive New Zealanders to audition for his troubled Hobbit movies, although the two-film project is yet to receive a studio green light.

Wingnut invited short people to attend a weekend casting call in Wellington for the films that are prequels to the Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings trilogy.

The casting department was looking for men who were 123cm to 158cm tall and women measuring 123cm to 153cm, read an advertisement in Wednesday's Dominion Post newspaper.

A Wingnut spokesman said all applicants must be aged 16 or over and anyone not meeting the height requirements would be turned away from tomorrow's casting call.

He said the call was for "scale doubles" for actors with speaking roles in the JRR Tolkien fantasy and further auditions for extras in The Hobbit would take place separately at a later date.

"Scale doubles appear in some wide shots in place of our actors and with other adult actors when we need people to look smaller or taller," he said. …

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