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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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Yesterday we saw the bad news that Guillermo del Toro will no longer direct The Hobbit, but will still co-write the screenplays. All this because the massive delays and apparently the big issue with MGM’s bankrupt. “In light of ongoing delays… for filming The Hobbit, I am faced with the hardest decision of my life. After nearly two years of living, breathing and designing a world as rich as Tolkien’s Middle Earth, I must, with great regret, take leave from helming these wonderful pictures.” Del Toro said.

Now the rumors started, and apparently Mr. Peter Jackson himself might touch base and will direct the epic movie, but only if the studio allows him to do it. Jackson met studio representatives yesterday to begin the search for a new director, and maybe he will direct The Hobbit himself if a suitable person could not be found. The big issue is Peter Jackson’s previous contractual commitments with another 2 projects.

The Hobbit is still planned to be adapted into two movies, one to be released in December 2012 & the other in December 2013.

We will keep you posted

via. Firstshowing