The shire is back on top with The Hobbit reaching number one in popularity on Twitter.

Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, journeys to the Lonely Mountain accompanied by a group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure taken from them by the dragon Smaug.

Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins. Wood says that his role will be small but is very excited at having the chance to help link the LOTR and The Hobbit. The LOTR films have been a large part of his life.

The Hobbit: Part 1 opens  November 2012 and stars Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Ron Perlman, Hugo Weaving, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Doug Jones, Ken Stott, Elijah Wood, Dominic Monaghan and Orlando Bloom.

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