The soundtrack for the upcoming Hobbit movie has been posted online, for free. Listen to it here: Hobbit.
Bilbo Baggins is being played by Martin Freeman, who plays Dr. Watson in BBC’s excellent modern-day update of the Sherlock Holmes saga, Sherlock. And the actor who plays said Sherlock, who has the splendid name of Benedict Cumberbatch, has a part in the Hobbit, playing the Necromancer. (I believe that’s the mysteriously sinister figure who turns out to be Sauron in the Lord of the Rings.) By the way, Sherlock is many times better than the American attempt at the same scenario Elementary. Wouldn’t you say?