Orlando Bloom to star in `The Hobbit`

London: Actor Orlando Bloom is set to reprise his role as elf Legolas in director Peter Jackson`s ‘The Hobbit’.

Jackson confirmed Bloom`s involvement in the film on social networking site Facebook.com.

"Ten years ago, Orlando Bloom created an iconic character with his portrayal of Legolas. I`m excited to announce today that we`ll be revisiting Middle Earth with him once more," Jackson posted.

"I`m thrilled to be working with Orlando again. Funny thing is, I look older - and he doesn`t! I guess that`s why he makes such a wonderful elf," he added.

Legolas` character does not appear anywhere in author J.R.R. Tolkein`s classic 1937 novel, so it remains to be seen what Bloom`s involvement will be.


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