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Freeman Breaks From Hobbit Films To Join Svengali

February 22, 2012

Martin Freeman, Vicky McClure and Michael Smiley have all joined a film adaptation of the hit YouTube comedy series “Svengali” says Screen Daily.

The story follows a Welshman (Jonny Owen) who travels to London to fulfill his dream of becoming the manager of the world’s coolest band.

Owen and co-writer Dean Cavanagh produced nine ‘webisodes’ in the series which used real-life rock stars and music business folks and some familiar British actors like Jodie Whittaker Sean Harris and Matt Berry

Freeman appeared in the online shorts and will reprise his role in a cameo which he’ll shoot between his role as Bilbo for  Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey/The Hobbit: There and Back Again now on a roll in New Zealand.

John Hardwick makes his directorial debut on the film which begins a six-week shoot in London next week.

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