The Cast of Lord of the Rings
Well, I suppose if you can't get actual hobbits, Canadians will do. I hear they tend to be a friendly people.
Playbill.com has the announcement of casting for Toronto's $27 million production of Lord of the Rings. I've discussed it here and here. Did I mention it's costing $27 million to produce?
Director Matthew Warchus certainly sounds committed and enthused, saying all the right things about creativity and casting. I imagine he didn't have to turn anyone away cuz he couldn't afford 'em.