'The Hobbit' is missing a dwarf!

British actor Rob Kazinsky ('Eastenders'), who was to play a dwarf named Fili, had to leave the production for personal reasons, as director Peter Jackson posted yesterday on his Facebook page.

While that's bad news for Kazinsky's place in geek film history, fortunately there's no real cause for alarm on the set of the 'Lord of the Rings' prequel, as his role was a minor one and not much filming has yet been completed. It's not nearly as big a deal as, say, when the pivotal role of Aragorn had to be recast for 'The Fellowship of the Rings.'

"Rob has been terrific to work with and his enthusiasm and infectious sense of humour will be missed by all of us," Jackson said. "Rob's departure will not affect ongoing filming of 'The Hobbit,' nor will it impact work done to date, as we had yet to film much of Fili's storyline. At the moment we are shooting scenes featuring Bilbo without the Dwarves, which will give us time to find a new Fili."
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