With the Cannes Film Festival kicking off this week, the media buzz and promotion for the upcoming film The Lord of the Rings is expected to shift into full swing. Variety reports that LOTR director Peter Jackson, in keeping with the feel of the film, has gone so far as to rent a castle to serve as LOTR headquarters at this year's festival. Info on Le Chateau De Castellaras can be found at Stuff.co.nz.
As the veil of secrecy surrounding the project is lifting, we are pleased to present some of the first officially released photos of Christopher Lee in character as Saruman the White.
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