Have you been keeping up to date with the production? You can find the latest news at http://www.councilofelrond.com/ or check out the full cast list at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0903624/. Keep in mind that some names are still rumors only, but even so, there are a lot of very impressive actors involved in this project!
Anyhow, congrats to Peter Jackson and crew for finally getting cameras rolling. It's been a long haul and at times many of us doubted it would ever happen. Thankfully we were wrong and PJ persevered!