The Hobbit: Rob Kazinsky drops out the role of Fili for personal issues

Posted: April 25, 2011 in Books, Coming atractions, Movies
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Rob Kazinsky has to retire his participation in “The Hobbit” and return home, due to personal issues. He was the choosen one to play dwarf Fili, one of the twelve Dwarves that accompany Bilbo Baggins on his quest to steal treasure guarded by the dragon Smaug.

Peter Jackson posted on his official facebook page this statement:

“I am sad to report that Rob Kazinsky, who was cast in the role of Fili, is having to leave The Hobbit and return home, for personal reasons.  Rob has been terrific to work with and his enthusiasm and infectious sense of humour will be missed by all of us. I should say that Rob’s departure will not affect ongoing filming of The Hobbit, nor will it impact work done to date, as we had yet to film much of Fili’s storyline. At the moment we are shooting scenes featuring Bilbo without the Dwarves, which will give us time to find a new Fili. I’ll keep everyone posted with updates as they come.
Cheers, Peter J”

The Hobbit will be broken into two parts with Part 1 set for December 2012 and Part 2 slated for December 2013.

via. Collider and Peter Jackson`s official facebook page

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    by Peter JollyPeter Jackson has announced via his Facebook page this day that British actor Rob Kazinsky will not be appearing in the forthcoming Hobbit movies.Kazinsky, ideal known for playing Sean Slater in EastEnders was cast to play the dwarf Fili,…

  2. Jeff says:

    A great shame, but the replacement that’s recently been announced seems very positive – Dean O’Gorman from New Zealand!
    He’s also cast someone called Lee Pace to play Elven King Thranduil (Legolas’ father)

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