Cate Blanchett Returns to Middle Earth for "The Hobbit!" 

Cate Blanchett will don her Galadriel getup again for Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit." Blanchett was so mesmerizing as Galadriel in "The Lord of the Rings" films, and she will sure to light up the screen again as the Lady of Lothlorien.

Blanchett will join Ken Stott as the Dwarf Lord Balin, Sylvester McCoy as the wizard Radagast the Brown, and Mikael Persbrandt as the shape-shifter Beorn. Ryan Gage is set to play Drogo Baggins, Jed Brophy as dwarf Nori, and William Kircher as the dwarf Bifur.

Jackson will shoot "The Hobbit" in February, and was heard saying that Cate is "one of my favorite actors to work with and I couldn't be more thrilled to have her reprise the role she so beautifully brought to life in the earlier films."

The director co-wrote the script with Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Guillermo del Toro. Martin Freeman will play Bilbo Baggins aka the hobbit!

Will Ian McKellen as Gandalf and Andy Serkis as Gollum return to Middle Earth as well? You betcha!

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