Sir Ian McKellen has been passing time on The Hobbit set by coming up with a musical version of the tale, his co-star Bret McKenzie has revealed.
Flight Of The Conchords funnyman Bret plays Lindir the elf in the upcoming fantasy film.
He joked that he, Sir Ian and Hugo Weaving had been plotting an alternative version of the JRR Tolkien story.
"We had a bit of downtime on set, so we started workshopping The Hobbit: The Musical," he told The Hollywood Reporter.
"We came up with some pretty good stuff."