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Thomas Tennant

Get Into the ‘Hobbit’ of Watching ‘Colbert’

By December 3, 2012

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Fans of Lord of the Rings waiting in anticipation for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit will want to add The Colbert Report to their DVRs this week.

Host Stephen Colbert will spend the week interviewing celebrities and filmmakers from the movie, including Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Peter Jackson and Andy Serkis. Check out The Colbert Report Weekly Guest Schedule for times and dates.

Colbert is a known fan of J.R.R. Tolkien's masterwork. He even knows how to read and speak Elvish.

And rumor has it Colbert was cast in the series, though he won't appear in the first film of the trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

"Peter Jackson invited me to the set last year," Colbert says in a recent interview with Playboy . "I flew out and watched them shoot some scenes and went to some locations. I saw a 25-minute cut, and it was amazing. Jackson knows I'm a big fan of the films."

It is also likely Colbert filmed his interviews with the cast during this visit.

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