The official site of Christopher Lee just posted that the actor has been in talks to be in the project and as long as he is in good health, we’re likely to see the wizard Saruman in the film. At the moment, it is not known what health issue that Lee is facing but it’s good to know that the actor still wants something to do with the project.
Once again, the internet find itself another David Tennant rumor. This time, Tennant is being rumored for the role of Legolas’s father, Thranduil. The rumor started with an IMDb listing of the role show up out of no where. Until we have some sort of official statement, I say the rumor was started by someone wanting Tennant to have some sort of Hollywood stardom.
With shooting set to start next month, expect more casting news to be announced in the coming weeks.