The cast of The Hobbit got to sat in front of media in New Zealand yesterday which also revealed their first photoshoot. I find this very strange that a cast is doing a press conference before the movie is even made but this shows just what a big deal The Hobbit really is! Director Peter Jackson wasn’t present however after he’s been ordered to stay under ‘house arrest’ following his operation a couple of weeks ago.

This press conference included Martin Freeman (who will play Bilbo Baggins), James Nesbitt, Richard Armitage, William Kircher, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Jed Brophy and Mark Hadlow.

This image comes from Stuff NZ who also have a video of the press conference which you can see here. Shooting of The Hobbit will begin on March 21st.