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  • Joan Marie Verba
    ... RINGING UP A RECORD BUDGET? Raising new questions about how much the upcoming Lord of the Rings film trilogy will cost, the London Daily Telegraph reported
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 15, 1999
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      RINGING UP A RECORD BUDGET?

      Raising new questions about how much the upcoming Lord of the Rings
      film trilogy will cost, the London Daily Telegraph reported today
      (Wednesday) that each film will be budgeted at $156 million. The British

      newspaper also said that the recently announced casting of the American
      actors Elijah Wood and Sean Astin in two principal roles had already
      angered British fans of the Tolkien work. It quoted Chris Crawshaw,
      chairman of the Tolkien Society as saying that the author would have
      been
      "apprehensive" about a film version that had his characters speaking
      with
      American accents. "To me personally, Hobbits in particular are Midlands
      country folk," she said. The newspaper also quoted director Peter
      Jackson
      as saying that although he, too, would prefer English accents, New Line,

      the studio producing the film, felt that an all-English cast would
      alienate the
      U.S. audience.

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