Calling The Big And Small! Casting Call For "Scale Doubles" ForThe Hobbit Advertised For This Weekend In Wellington

Are you between the ages of 16 and over? with a height of 1.23 metres (4ft) to 1.58m (5ft 2in)? Then your in luck because the first advertised casting call for Sir Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit has been….called. If your a resident of our fair country New Zealand, and match the requirements then you have the chance to roll on down to the capital this weekend to audition for a part in the upcoming LOTR prequel The Hobbit: Part 1 — presuming it has no green-light I don’t see the point in any further pre-production but you have to admire Jackson’s sense of drive which was what made the last films so great. 

This Thursday (NZ time) The Hobbit casting department posted an add in NZ newspaper The Dominion Post, calling all “short and tall” people to audition for the parts of scale doubles for speaking cast members — and not for the hundreds of eager extra’s for which the films are previously so well known for. Jackson’s spokesperson said that all actors who go for the parts of dwarves and such will be scaled to size with their crafty camera angles which the first films used so very well. And that “Scale doubles appear in some wide shots in place of our actors and with other adult actors when we need people to look smaller or taller.”
The specific heights for males aged 16 and over are 1.23 metres (4ft) to 1.58m (5ft 2in) tall or over 2.03m (6ft 8in) — and Women, aged 16 or over, must be between 1.2m and 1.53m. So if you happen to be in NZ and want to appear in one of the most widely anticipated upcoming films then I say go nuts! Preliminary auditions will be held in Wellington this weekend at the Te Whaea National Dance and Drama Centre in Newtown on tomorrow — Im sure there will be plenty of interest as with the previous films. 
Don’t dispare if your under the requirement, because this won’t be the only casting call to take place — remember there is the huge gap of more than 40000 extras that were previously used that will be needed fill so stay tuned for future calls as I keep you updated. But don’t be to surprised if the film takes a snails pace as the two-part book-adaption still has no director or green-light for that matter. With studio MGM still sinking in $4 billion dollar bills worth of debt — so this film has a very long way to go till the light at the end of the tunnel. 

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