This year’s biggest April Fool rumor was probably the one regarding Bret McKenzie, star of the HBO series Flight of the Chonchords, offered a role in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit.
Turns out that the story was true.
Variety has confirmed the story and is now reporting that McKenzie will now be a part of the production, which is currently filming in New Zealand. According to the story, the actor will play Lindir, an Elf of Rivendell.
Most of you remember McKenzie starring in the first Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy as an extra. Whether his role will be big or just a cameo, I must say that I approve.