3000 Hobbits Invade New Zealand Causing Police to be Summoned

Peter Jackson put out an open casting call for New Zealanders who fit the description below to play hobbit extras in his production of The Hobbit movies.  Well rather than the 1200 extras he needed 3000 hobbit-like folk showed up causing the police to shut the production down citing issues of motorway safety.  I guess this means that Jackson and company will have to take a little more care when casting hobbits for his two Hobbit films.

I just think it’s funny that he didn’t think he’d get more than 1200 New Zealanders to show up for the call.  I mean who wouldn’t want to get in on these films?  If they’re anything like Jackson’s LOTR movies then anyone who takes part in them will forever be remembered for their work on these epic achievements in film making.  You’ve been thinking that you’d make a perfect hobbit according to the description below…

Hobbit Casting Call

Men under 164cm and women under 155cm, big men with “character faces” over 175cm, men with large biceps, women with “character faces” and women with long hair to appear in the movies.

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