Bret McKenzie (“Flight of the Conchords”) has been cast in Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, Heat Vision | THR is reporting. He’ll play an elf in the two-part project which began filming in New Zealand last month.
The Hobbit: There and Back Again (rumored title) is expected to hit conventional and 3D theaters in December 2012. Its sequel, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (rumored title) will be released in December 2013.