Elijah Woods: I'm thrilled I get to star in The Hobbit
The actor, who played Frodo in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, told Movieline that he is looking forward to starring in the film.
"Frodo's obviously not alive at the time of The Hobbit - it's about 60 years before Frodo's birth. So they've written a bit of a piece with Ian Holm as well, reprising his role as the older Bilbo, that I'll do," Wood explained.
He said he feels like he is going to a family union when it comes to The Hobbit, because so many of his co-stars from The Lord of the Rings franchise are returning, including Cate Blanchett and Andy Serkis.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be released in the UK on December 14th, 2012, with the second instalment – The Hobbit: There and Back Again, set for release the following year.