London (ANI): Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson"s Wingnut Films
has announced in New Zealand it is looking for people with
diminutive structure to appear in The Hobbit. Advertising
in a Wellington newspaper states that Wingnut Films is looking for
men 123cm (4ft) to 158cm (5ft 2ins) tall and women measuring 123cm
to 153cm (5ft).
Wingnut spokesman told a foreign news agency that the call was
for 'scale doubles' for actors with speaking roles, and further
auditions for extras would take place at a later date. "Scale
doubles appear in some wide shots in place of our actors and with
other adult actors when we need people to look smaller or taller," the BBC quoted him as saying.
He added all applicants must be aged 16 or over and anyone not
meeting the height requirements would be turned away.