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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit movie trilogy is based on the JRR Tolkien fantasy novel. Produced and directed by Peter Jackson, the series features an all-star cast including Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, James Nesbitt, Stephen Fry, Benedict Cumberbatch and Billy Connolly.

Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee, Andy Serkis, Ian Holm, Hugo Weaving and Elijah Wood reprise their roles from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The second movie in the Hobbit trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug, was released worldwide in late 2013, with the concluding instalment There and Back Again to follow in December 2014.

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