‘The Lord Of The Rings’ cast will reunite in lockdown this weekend


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  • Friday, 29 May 2020

The cast of The Lord Of The Rings (LOTR) trilogy will reunite Sunday for “Reunited Apart", Josh Gad’s quarantine-friendly chat series on YouTube. Photo: YouTube screengrab/Josh Gad

It’s true: Josh Gad is bringing together the Fellowship from Middle-earth.

The cast of The Lord Of The Rings (LOTR) trilogy will reunite Sunday noon EDT (Malaysian time: Monday, midnight) for “Reunited Apart, ” Gad’s quarantine-friendly chat series on YouTube.

In a trailer the Frozen actor released Wednesday, the reunion special promises appearances from Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, Orlando Bloom and yes, even the great wizard himself – Ian McKellen.

The LOTR trilogy, Peter Jackson’s acclaimed film adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien‘s fantasy novel, were released between 2001 and 2003.

The “Reunited Apart” trailer doesn’t feature an appearance by Andy Serkis, who played the cave-dwelling Gollum in the films, but the actor and director read all of Tolkien’s The Hobbit for charity earlier this month.

Amid the coronavirus crisis, Gad has been entertaining viewers by hosting epic virtual hangouts with the stars of beloved movies such as The Goonies, Back To The Future and Splash.

In fact, reunions have been a centrepiece of lockdown entertainment. Other recent reunions include the ensembles of High School Musical, That Thing You Do! and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton.

Tune in to “Return of the Kings: ‘Lord of the Rings’ Reunites Apart” Sunday at noon EDT (Malaysian time: Monday, midnight) on Gad’s YouTube channel. – By Dorany Pineda/Los Angeles Times/Tribune News Service

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