The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Synopsis
The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellan) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Release Date
In Theaters December 13, 2013
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Credits
Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Evangeline Lilly, John Bell, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, Michael Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O'Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Ken Stott, and Aidan Turner
Written by: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Peter Jackson
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Produced by: Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner, Fran Walsh, and Peter Jackson
MPAA Rating: [ PG-13 ]
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures / MGM / New Line Cinema
External Info: The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Official Website
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