Elijah Wood Reveals Lord of the Rings Orc was Deliberately Modeled After Harvey Weinstein

Elijah Wood has revealed that Lord of the Rings filmmaker Peter Jackson snuck in a dig at producer and now convicted sex criminal Harvey Weinstein. 

To recap the drama, Weinstein initially owned the rights to the The Lord Of The Rings franchise through his production company Miramax, yet reportedly had creative differences with Jackson and his partner Fran Walsh.

While Jackson wanted at least two Lord of the Rings films under Miramax, Weinstein wanted to cram all three plot lines of J.R.R. Tolkien’s trilogy into one film. Weinstein reportedly threatening to replace Jackson with Quentin Tarantino or Shakespeare in Love director John Madden, which prompted the filmmaker to ask if he could shop the franchise to other studios.

Jackson and Walsh eventually landed a deal with New Line Cinema, as
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