The rumour that Persbandt would have a role in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit films first appeared in Swedish magazine Aftonbladet on 3 December 2010. On 7 December 2010 it was officially announced that Persbrandt had been cast and that he would portray the character of Beorn.
- ↑ "Han är klar - för the Hobbit" at Aftonbladet.se (accessed 8 December 2010)
- ↑ UPDATE: Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt cast in ‘The Hobbit’? at TheOneRing.net (accessed 8 December 2010)
- ↑ TORN EXCLUSIVE: CATE BLANCHETT, KEN STOTT, SYLVESTER MCCOY, MIKAEL PERSBRANDT JOIN CAST OF PETER JACKSON’S “THE HOBBIT” at TheOneRing.net (accessed 8 December 2010)