Irish actress Saoirse Ronan has been cast in an unspecified role in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit. The news comes via an interview with casting director Ros Hubbard by The Irish Film & Television Network. Hubbard states: "Working with Peter Jackson is like working with a family, So they’ll have a great time. Saoirse’s family will go too. Everyone is very close and very loving on those sorts of jobs. It’s not like typical studio movies at all." Ronan has previously worked with Jackson in 2009's The Lovely Bones.