‘Flight Of The Conchords’ Star Nabs Indie Cool Elf Role In ‘Hobbit’

Monday, April 4 by

Bret McKenzie (“Flight of the Conchords“) played a background elf in Lord of the Rings parts one and three, who is known on the interwebs as Figwit. He’s the elf of choice for people who aren’t into mainstream elves like Turgon (so overrated).

Now director Peter Jackson has asked McKenzie to return to Middle Earth, this time as the Elf of Rivendell himself, Lindir, in The Hobbit. Hopefully this will give McKenzie a chance to strap on an accoustic guitar and sing a comedy song that inspires you to faintly smile and nod your head a tiny bit in amusement.

Based on the classic J.R.R. Tolkien novel, The Hobbit also stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Cate Blanchett. The two parts will venture into theaters late 2012 and late 2013. (Variety)