Cate Blanchett Joins Cast Of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit
Posted on Tue Dec 7, 2010 02:34 PM PDT

CBlanchett200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Cate Blanchett has just signed on to reprise her role as Galadriel in Peter Jackson's highly anticipated The Hobbit films.

Blanchett's character appeared in all three of the Lord of the Rings films as the Noldorin princess who gave shelter and gifts to the keepers of the Ring.

"Cate is one of my favorite actors to work with and I couldn't be more thrilled to have her reprise the role she so beautifully brought to life in the earlier films," Jackson exclaimed.

Jackson is gearing up to begin shooting the back-to-back pics in February after the studios reached a settlement with the New Zealand government. New Zealand labor laws were changed in exchange for keeping the films production in the country.

The first Hobbit film is said to be released Dec 2012, the second Dec 2013.