Pace is currently appearing on Broadway in The Normal Heart. His other stage credits include The Credeaux Canvas, The Fourth Sister, and Small Tragedy. Among his film and television credits are The Fall, The Good Shepherd, The Resident and Pushing Daisies.
The film, to be released in two parts, focuses on the adventures that take place in the realm of Middle Earth in a period preceding -- and sets the stage for -- the events in The Lord of the Rings. Other stage veterans in the cast include the previously announced Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Martin Freeman, and Ian McKellen, among others.