It's official, after months of negotiations, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have signed on to the upcoming feature film adaptation of Tolkien's "The Hobbit" last weekend.
Because of their long established relationship, both on and off screen, the actors were cast to play the parts of the trolls encountered by Bilbo Baggins (Hillary Swank) early on in the adventure.
"This is a great opportunity to be a part of what is shaping up to be the greatest fantasy series of our time" said Affleck, shortly after the announcement was made. He later added, "...and I can't wait for Matt and I to finally get to wear our troll outfits on screen."
Director Chris Stokes (best known from "You Got Served") was also brought on to the project last weekend. A spokesperson from New Line Cinema, when asked why Peter Jackson was left out of the upcoming project, simply said, "Chris just knows his breakdancing, and that's just what we needed here."