June 16, 2011
Luke Evans To Play Bard In The Hobbit
Deadline reports that Luke Evans (Robin Hood, Immortals) has nabbed one of the final big roles in Peter Jackson's Hobbit films. Luke will play archer Bard The Grim who is the heir of King Girion of Dale (killed by Smaug). Bard is expected to have a larger role in the films similar to that of Viggo Mortensen's Aragorn. Evans along with Richard Armitage (Captain America) could end up becoming the breakout stars of the two films.