Jedward eye up dwarf roles in Lord of the Rings film

Wednesday December 9, 2009

Irish twins John and Edward Grimes have reportedly been asked to audition for roles in Lord of the Rings prequel, The Hobbit.

A phone call is said to have been made by producer Peter Jackson to music mogul Louis Walsh, inviting the brothers to a screen test.

And should they be successful, the pair will fly to Hollywood to meet the movie’s director, Guillermo del Toro.

It is thought they could be offered the roles of twins Fili and Kili – dwarves who accompany wizard Gandalf and hobbit Bilbo Baggins on a quest to reclaim treasure from a dragon.

Filming for the eagerly-anticipated film begins next summer.

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