This is really some inspired casting for the team behind The Hobbit. They have got James Nesbitt and Adam Brown on board for the film.

Nesbitt will play Bofur. Bofur is a character who is disarmingly forthright, funny and occasionally brave Dwarf. Brown on the other hand will play Ori another dwarf.

The rest of the cast will include Martin Freeman as Bilbo along with Richard Armitage, Aidan Turner, Rob Kazinsky, Graham McTavish, John Callen, Stephen Hunter, Mark Hadlow and Peter Hambleton.

The release dates have also been set for the movie as December 2012 and December 2013. The film will feature the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, who obtains the ring that was the beginning of The Lord of the Rings trilogy of books and film. So the Middle Earth will look good in the able hands of Peter Jackson. It is only the substance that will need fine tuning.