'The Hobbit' closer to filming after long delays

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  • Friday, 11 Feb 2011

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP): The cast members of "The Hobbit" on Friday declared themselves ready for the cameras to roll on the next edition of mythical adventures from Middle Earth, after months of production trouble.

Hollywood studio funding problems, a threatened actors' boycott and ulcer surgery for director Peter Jackson have plagued pre-production on the $500 million, two-movie project.

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