Brightness of ‘Rings’ pays off big for some

“Take the stars of the Oscar-winning global blockbuster trilogy “The Lord of the Rings,” several of whom boast new fall movies.
Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) is earning critical raves for his role as a family man with a violent past in
David Cronenberg’s smart-house draw, “A History of Violence.”
Elijah Wood (Frodo) embraces his quirky side in
Liev Schreiber’s Ukrainian odyssey, “Everything Is Illuminated.”
Orlando Bloom (Legolas) goes mainstream as
Kirsten Dunst’s love interest in
Cameron Crowe’s darkly romantic comedy “Elizabethtown,” which opens October 14. And
Andy Serkis (Gollum) squeezes back into his white-dotted blue body suit in order to perform the title role in
Peter Jackson’s remake of “King Kong,” which hits screens worldwide December 14.”