April 5th, 2011
04:08 PM ET
There's a new elf in "Hobitt" land.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Flight of the Concords" star Bret McKenzie has joined the cast of the eagerly awaited Peter Jackson directed film "The Hobbit."
The adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien classic recently began production in McKenzie's native New Zealand and follows the character Bilbo Baggins' quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
Fans of the Emmy-nominated "Flight of the Concords" already know that McKenzie and his co-star Jemaine Clement have a special affection for Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" series.
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