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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug poster
Directed by Peter Jackson
Produced by Peter Jackson
Carolynne Cunningham
Zane Weiner
Fran Walsh
Starring

Ian McKellen
Martin Freeman
Richard Armitage
Benedict Cumberbatch
Evangeline Lilly
Lee Pace
Luke Evans
Ken Stott
James Nesbitt
Orlando Bloom

Music by Howard Shore
Cinematography Andrew Lesnie
Editing by Jabez Olssen
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release 13 December 2013
Running time 170 minutes
Country New Zealand
United Kingdom
United States
Language English
Budget
Gross revenue
Preceded by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Followed by The Battle of the Five Armies

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is an upcoming 2013 epic fantasy adventure film co-written, produced and directed by Peter Jackson. It is the second installment of a three-part film series based on J. R. R. Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit, beginning with An Unexpected Journey (2012) and set to conclude with The Battle of the Five Armies (2014). The three films together act as prequels to Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film series.

The storyline continues the events of An Unexpected Journey, in which the hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) travels with the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and a company of thirteen dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) into the Kingdom of Erebor, taking them through Mirkwood, Esgaroth, and Dale to combat with the dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch).

Jackson wrote the screenplay with his longtime collaborators and Lord of the Rings co-writers Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, and Guillermo del Toro, originally chosen to direct the Hobbit films. The film also stars Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt and Orlando Bloom.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is scheduled to premiere on 2 December 2013 in Los Angeles, and will be released internationally from 11 December 2013. Like its predecessor, the film used a shooting and projection frame rate of 48 frames per second. The new projection rate was advertised as "High Frame Rate" to the public.

Cast

  • Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins
  • Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey
  • Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug
  • Lee Pace as Thranduil
  • Orlando Bloom as Legolas
  • Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel
  • Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman
  • Mikael Persbrandt as Beorn
  • Sylvester McCoy as Radagast the Brown
  • Craig Hall as Galion
  • Stephen Fry as Master of Lake-town
  • Ryan Gage as Alfrid
  • John Bell as Bain
  • Manu Bennett as Azog
  • Conan Stevens as Bolg
  • Ben Mitchell as Narzug


The Hobbit Films vte
Films An Unexpected JourneyThe Desolation of SmaugThe Battle of the Five Armies
Characters Aragorn • Arwen • Bilbo • Boromir • Celeborn • Denethor • Elrond • Éomer • Éowyn • Faramir • Frodo • Galadriel • Gandalf • Gimli • Gollum • Legolas • Merry • Mouth of Sauron • Old Man Willow • Pippin • Radagast • Sam • Saruman • Sauron • Shelob • Théoden • Tom Bombadil • Treebeard • Witch-king • Wormtongue

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