New <i>The Hobbit</i> Images Feature Bilbo, Gandalf and more

It's rare to get a glimpse of Peter Jackson's upcoming The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey beyond the odd image or production blog -- but Entertainment Weekly has posted ten incredible images of the upcoming film featuring close looks at a number of characters including Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, Sir Ian McKellen as Gandalf, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakshield, Hugo Weaving as Elrond, Gollum and more.

Directed by Peter Jackson, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hits December 14 and stars Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey, Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, Ian Holm as the elder Bilbo, Christopher Lee as Saruman, Hugo Weaving as Elrond, Elijah Wood as Frodo, Orlando Bloom as Legolas and Andy Serkis as Gollum.

The ensemble cast also includes (in alphabetical order) Richard Armitage, John Bell, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Barry Humphries, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Evangeline Lilly, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, Mike Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas and Aidan Turner.

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