New Line Cinema brings to cinematic life an epic adventure of good against evil, a story of the power of friendship and individual courage, and the heroic quest to pave the way for the emergence of mankind, J.R.R. Tolkien’s master work The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

In a time before history, in a place called Middle-earth, a dark and powerful lord has brought together the forces of evil to destroy its cultures and enslave all life caught in his path. Sauron’s time has come and he needs only one small object — a Ring that has been lost for centuries — to snuff out the light of civilization and cover the world in darkness.

Though he has put all of his power into the search for it, fate has put it in the hands of one -- a young hobbit named Frodo Baggins   (Elijah Wood), who inherits the Ring and steps into legend. With the help of a loyal fellowship comprised of hobbits Sam   (Sean Astin), Merry (Dominic Monaghan) and Pippin (Billy Boyd); Gimli the dwarf (John Rhys-Davies); and humans Aragorn   (Viggo Mortensen) and Boromir   (Sean Bean); and with the guidance of the wizard Gandalf   (Ian McKellen), and elves Arwen (Liv Tyler), Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) and Elrond (Hugo Weaving), Frodo must journey to the Mount of Doom to destroy the Ring. If he doesn’t find a way, no one will.

Directed by Peter Jackson, the trilogy represents an unprecedented undertaking -- three films made silmultaneously over a year and a half of production. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring stars (in alphabetical order) Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Marton Csokas, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Hugo Weaving, and Elijah Wood.

The film is directed by Peter Jackson and produced by Barrie M. Osborne and Jackson, Fran Walsh and Tim Sanders. The screenplay is by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Jackson based on the book by J.R.R. Tolkien. The executive producers are Mark Ordesky and Bob and Harvey Weinstein. Robert Shaye and Michael Lynne also executive produce.



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