Casting Scoop: Hobbit Star Joins Brothers & Sisters

Newcomer is on the way to make Dave Annable jealous

By Kristin Dos Santos Nov 11, 2010 6:30 PMTags
Robert Kazinsky, Odette Yustman, Dave AnnableClaire Greenway/Getty Images; Kevin Winter/Getty Images;Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage.com

In real life, they are super lovey-dovey sweethearts who just got hitched. But on screen, it looks like things are going to get more complicated for Dave Annable and new bride Odette Yustman on ABC's Brothers & Sisters. Sources tell me a certain Hobbit star has just been cast as a third party in the mix:

Rob Kazinsky.

And no, he's not related to John Krasinski but seems equally charming—which would explain why, according to sources, Dave's character Justin will have some issues.

Rob has been cast as "Dr. Rick," an ex-boyfriend of Annie's (Odette) who makes Justin jealous. So far only one episode has been locked down, but Rob may stick around for more.

A British actor who starred in EastEnders, Rob has been cast in The Hobbit films (the Lord of the Rings prequel—maybe you've heard of it?) as Fili.

I'm also told that Odette will be staying on Brothers & Sisters for a good while. So apparently there is chemistry there! Who knew?

Are you digging Justin's storyline post-Rebecca (Emily VanCamp)? Let me know what you think of the new B&S triangle in the comments!

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