Saoirse Ronan To Join “The Hobbit”

It’s not official right now, but all signs are that “Atonement” and “The Lovely Bones” actress Saoirse Ronan will join the cast of Peter Jackson’s two-film epic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit”.

The news slipped out in an IFTN interview with casting director Ros Hubbard who talked about Irish actors in the forthcoming films and mentioned Ronan as being a part of the production.

Ronan herself however said recently she hadn’t yet been offered a part. Even if she has – nothing has been signed as yet. The young actress has been long rumoured for the role of the Silvan elf Itaril. Age-wise though, Ronan also matches Primula Brandybuck, a pretty young Hobbit who later becomes Frodo’s mother.