Three new, HQ film stills from The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug have been added to the gallery. Two of the images feature Lee Pace as the Elvenking, Thranduil, looking quite menacing with his piercing eyes. The third film still is of his lair, and you can see (I believe) Thranduil standing next to Thorin, played by Richard Armitage. I’ve also added a behind the scenes photo of Lee alongside Evangeline Lilly (playing the only female lead in the film, Tauriel) and their director, Peter Jackson.
I’ve added numerous promotional posters for Lee Pace’s upcoming film, The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, to the gallery. There are a couple of banner posters (including one very big one) featuring a good portion of the main cast. You can also find individual, character posters – like the one of Lee as Thranduil, pictured above – for Tauriel, Thorin, Legolas, Gandalf, Bilbo Baggins, and Bard the Bowman.
LPO has been pretty slow on updates for this particular movie. My apologies! I promise I’ll be catching up in the upcoming days, including lots of magazine scans and some film stills. Stay tuned.
According to TheWrap, Lee Pace has been cast in another new project: a to-be-named Lance Armstrong biopic. Directed by Stephen Frears (My Beautiful Laundrette [starring Lee-favorite, Daniel Day-Lewis], The Queen), the film will star Ben Foster as the controversial cyclist. Lee’s role has yet to be announced.
The film is based on David Walsh’s book, Seven Deadly Sin: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong, which has been adapted into a screenplay by John Hodge. Chris O’Dowd (“The IT Crowd,” and recently seen in Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World) will co-star in the film as Walsh, while Jesse Plemons (“Breaking Bad,” “Friday Night Lights”) and French actor Guillaume Canet are also attached.
TheWrap also added this small summary on the film:
The film chronicles Armstrong’s rise to fame and fall from grace, including his Tour de France championships and battle with cancer. Walsh was among the integral figures who helped expose doping within professional cycling.
Back in June, the wonderful Desolation of Smaug teaser was released, which featured Lee Pace fairly heavily. Today, the official, full-length trailer for the film hit the web. Although it doesn’t feature Lee as much, there are still various new shots of him as Thranduil. The footage throughout is incredibly exciting, especially as we get more of a glimpse – and some soundbites – from the dragon himself, Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch).
There are several new character banners for The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, which you can view in the gallery. Lee Pace fans will be happy to see that he was highlighted in a poster of his own, lounging as King Thranduil. Ian McKellen, Luke Evans, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lily, Richard Armitage, Martin Freeman, and a few dwarves are all featured as well. (Check out Evans’ Bard the Bowman banner for our first look at Stephen Fry in the film.)
In February, Lee Pace was announced as a cast member for a potential new AMC series, “Halt & Catch Fire.” The pilot was filmed in April and May and was awaiting word from the network on whether or not it would be picked up for a full season. Finally, we have more news on the future of the series, and it’s good!
Earlier today, at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, AMC announced that they would be picking up “Halt & Catch Fire” for a full season. Additionally, they also ordered a season for another pilot, “Turn” — the first time AMC picked up two series in one cycle, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Although there’s no word yet on when the series will enter into production, follow LPO on Twitter for quick updates. In the meantime, Lee is in London shooting Guardians of the Galaxy for Marvel and the “Halt & Catch Fire” team will need to write further episodes, so it may be a while still for us to get a weekly dose of Lee on our TVs.
Yesterday (July 20th), Lee Pace made a rare public appearance at San Diego Comic-Con! He was there as a surprise treat to those lucky fans who were sitting in Hall H for Marvel Studios, who had promised talks for Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. As part of his Guardians of the Galaxy cast – most of whom flew in from London just for the SDCC panel – they talked about the film (it’s “early days,” as production only started ten days ago) and even debuted some footage. Check out some pics of Lee and the cast in the gallery.
Alongside Karen Gillan of “Doctor Who” fame (who recently buzzed her hair off for her role as Nebula in Guardians), Lee was also interviewed on the Comic-Con red carpet. They talked of their roles and what to expect with the film, although they can’t give too much information away just yet. You can watch several videos by clicking below:
Den of Geek recently announced some pretty big news: they’ve revealed three villains in Guardians Of The Galaxy, including Lee Pace’s role. Benicio del Toro is set to play The Collector, Lee has been confirmed as Ronan the Accuser, and Karen Gillan will be portraying Nebula. For those not very savvy on the GOTG series (such as myself), a detailed description for Ronan can be read below:
Ronan The Accuser [...] first popped up in Fantastic Four comics, and he’s a member of the Kree, an alien race. He’s got a fair number of superhuman powers, and while originally a villain, he has shown a more heroic side, too. For the purposes of the movie, we’d imagine you don’t want to get on the wrong side of him, though.
Apologies for the delay on posting this new production video for The Hobbit — the eleventh in the series, and the first released in 2013. This time, we get a look at the cast and crew (and sets and props) who recently returned to New Zealand for pickup shots. Although Lee Pace doesn’t speak throughout the clip, there is additional footage of him training for and in character as Thranduil. Peter Jackson also stated that he hopes another production video will come at the end of the pickup shoot, so hopefully we can expect further insight in another few weeks.
Empire scans courtesy of ThorinOakenshield.net.
Lee Pace is on the cover of Empire‘s August 2013 edition! In costume as Thranduil, he joins Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly to promote The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug — and celebrating the presence of the Tolkien elves in the second installment of the film franchise. Empire‘s website promises “more insights into the trilogy [...] all accrued on set in New Zealand,” and hopefully we’ll get an interview (or at least few comments) from Lee in the article. Subscribers of the magazine will receive the second, minimalistic cover instead.