Here is the first look at the cast of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. Martin Freeman, who is perfectly cast as a young Bilbo Baggins, can be seen in the right foreground of the photo. Jackson isn’t in the photo as he’s cooped up recovering from ulcer surgery.
All this really means, of course, is that The Hobbit is definitely happening. After all the bumps in the road, the stops and starts, it looks to be ago very, very, soon. [via aicn]