Casting is heating up for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit. The director has been recruiting quite a lot of members of his cast from The Lord of the Rings and today it has been confirmed via the actor's official website that Sir Christopher Lee will be reprising his role as Saruman for the two-part prequel.
Here is the official statement:
"Slowly but surely, Peter Jackson has managed to secure the return of the majority of the major stars from The Lord of the Rings franchise for his soon to be shooting prequel, based on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. Sir. Christopher Lee had been in talks to reprise his role as the wizard Saruman and it now looks certain, providing that he is in good health, that he will be appearing in the movie."