Saiorse Ronan, the Atonement and The Lovely Bones star, is rumoured to have a part in The Hobbit Films. Various sources online mention her playing the part of a Silvan Elf, Itaril – a character that does not feature in the book written by J. R. R. Tolkien.
“Pete is adding a lot of characters in the film adaption,” she said. “Hopefully they have a part for me.”
Of course, it stands to reason that fans who are particularly fond of canon material will not appreciate the inclusion of “Itaril” – but then when Glorfindel was left out of The Fellowship of the Ring, for example, and replaced by Arwen in the Flight to the Ford sequence it was done with great panache.
So all we fans can do is once again trust in Peter Jackson to come up with a superlative movie – inspite of Itaril.
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