News for Jul. 23, 2005

Ring leaders revealed

7/23/05, 12:09 pm EST - Xoanon

Who's got the most "precious" gig in Canadian show business? Michael Therriault, that's who. The Star has learned that the 32-year-old actor will be playing the wily, obsessive Gollum in the highly anticipated stage version of The Lord of the Rings, scheduled to open in Toronto next March. But that's just the beginning. Even though an official announcement of who's appearing in what roles is not expected until a news conference at the Canon Theatre on Monday morning, reliable sources within the theatre community have revealed some of the major casting choices. Producer Kevin Wallace and spokespeople for the Mirvish organization refused to confirm or deny these reports. [More]