Despite months of rumors indicating such is the case, Gattaca standout Jude Law is apparently not up for a role in New Line Cinema's Lord of the Rings movies. When asked about the possibility of the actor playing in Rings, his representatives informed the Insider that "there's been no talk of that," denying both rumors that the thesp might play Legolas in the films or that he might team up on the project with wife Sadie Frost, playing Faramir and Galadriel respectively.
Hopkins and Lewis
You can cross Anthony Hopkins and Daniel Day Lewis off the checklist of potential actors for the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Michael De Luca of New Line Cinema commented to Rings fans that "Daniel Day Lewis passed, unfortunately. So did Anthony Hopkins. The problem with the name actors is that it's a 14 month shoot, with no time for them to do other films in between. This leads you into more unknown actors."
Reports that actor Jeffrey Combs (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) has been cast as Grimah Wormtongue in the Lord of the Rings movies are "absolutely 100% untrue," according to a representative for the actor. While Combs was in fact up for the role at one point, he will not be playing the part, I was informed. As previously reported Combs will be seen this October in Dark Castle's remake of The House on Haunted Hill, starring Geoffrey Rush.