The Hobbit director Peter Jackson announced on his Facebook page Sunday that British actor Rob Kazinsky (ABC’s Brothers & Sisters, the UK soap EastEnders) – who had been cast as Fili, one of the dwarves who accompany Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) on his grand adventure – is leaving the film “for personal reasons.” Jackson stressed that the departure “will not affect ongoing filming of The Hobbit, nor will it impact work done to date, as we had yet to film much of Fili’s storyline.” The production is currently focused on shooting scenes featuring Bilbo without the dwarves, which Jackson says “will give us time to find a new Fili.”
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Posted April 24 2011 — 2:50 PM EDT
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