Topher Grace is the latest Hobbit fan to recut the bloated Peter Jackson movies
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Fans have been trying to recut Peter Jacksons overstuffed trilogy of The Hobbit films for about as long as the third movie in the series (based on J.R.R. Tolkiens roughly 300-page novel) has been out on Blu-ray. The latest edit comes from an unlikely place actor Topher Grace, who IndieWire reports has edited down Jacksons trilogy into a single two-hour film.
Grace isnt exactly a stranger to fan edits of films in 2012, he famously trimmed down George Lucas Star Wars prequels into a now-legendary 85-minute film. But the Hobbit edit was born out of slightly different motivations: Grace says he needed to relax after the strain of playing David Duke in Spike Lees BlacKkKlansman. Grace doesnt typically find himself in an editors…