Del Toro Wants LOTR Cast for Hobbit Movie

In a very smart move (and one guaranteed to rally the fanboys around him from the get-go) Hobbit director Guillermo del Toro has indicated that he doesn't want to recast any characters which have already appeared in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, reffering to the original casting as 'perfect'.

The only characters which I can think of that recur are Gandalf (Ian McKellen), Gollum (Andy Serkis), Elrond (Hugo Weaving), and obviously Bilbo (Ian Holm)... but I only read the comic-book version, so I'm probably missing some.

UPDATE (30/4):
McKellen has signed on, apparently.

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